Vernal equinox arrives, spring tonic, robin song

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 20, 2018

springtime

Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep'd in morning dews

–Robert Burns (1759–96)

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First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox

In 2021, the spring equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. What does equinox mean? What happens on the equinox? What determines the first day of spring? Before you try to balance that...
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Daffodils
Daffodils

The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when to plant them properly? Here are tips on planting daffodil bulbs, caring for daffodils, and what to do after they flower.
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Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!

Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—asparagus, peas, rhubarb, and even fiddleheads and dandelion blossoms. Make these recipes to greet spring in a delightful and delicious way.
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Bird Sounds: American Robin
Bird Sounds: American Robin

The American Robin is one of North America’s most common and beloved songbirds. Take a listen to their cheery song and learn more about the quintessential “early bird.”
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Spring Tonics
Spring Tonics

What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of the first greens makes it real. Over the centuries, people have relied on the green plants that emerge early in the season as a sort of “detox” to revive, strengthen, and invigorate the...
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