By Joe Sebastiani, Members Program Team Leader
For the past 5 days, I have been taking a short vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I was hoping for temperatures in the 70’s, but that wasn’t to be. I had to endure the upper 40’s, but my wife and I made a go of going outside anyway. Briefly, let me tell you that spring is on its way, based on the evidence I gathered down there. Dandelions are blooming in the south, as are purple dead nettle. Yes, they are exotic weeds, but they aren’t blooming in Delaware yet. Red maples are in full, all-out bloom in the Palmetto State as well. Oh yeah, the grass is getting green.
Birds are singing down there too. Pine Warblers, American Robins, Northern Cardinals, Brown Thrashers, and others. Laughing Gulls are getting black heads and they have started to laugh. Spring is on the way, I promise.