Signs of Spring Contest

Signs of Spring Update: Almost Finished!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Trout Lily was discovered blooming at Ashland on March 30, a full two weeks earlier than in 2011. Image by Derek Stoner. The past two weeks have seen an incredible burst of Spring activity in the plant and animal world locally.  The trend of warmth and plenty of sunshine …

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Signs of Spring Contest Update: The First 10 Days

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator On February 19th, the Second Annual Signs of Spring Contest officially began.  The contest should really be called a “Challenge” as that is what faces participants when filling out a sheet that proposes trying to align twenty different Signs across ten weeks.   The Challenge lies in guessing when the Signs might appear based up0n …

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Signs of Spring Contest Returns!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Twelve days ago the world-famous groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter from atop his prognosticating perch in Pennsylvania.  On that day in Delaware, we basked in 60-degree temperatures.  Then this past weekend, we shivered in 20-degree blast of Arctic air that came packing a double dose of snow …

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