Spring at Last!

March 17, 2023 by Team Journey North

The spring equinox occurs on Monday, March 20. What seasonal changes are you noticing? Report your signs of spring to Journey North.

March Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
Photo: Annie in Sanibel, FL

Spring Equinox March 20, 2023

The spring (or vernal) equinox marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks the point when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north.

Signs of Spring

Have you noticed day length slowly increasing or any seasonal signs of spring? Many Journey North citizen scientists are picking up on small, subtle changes that accompany seasonal transitions, and the return of certain plant and animal species are welcome sights.

Jo Ann in Derry, PA: “Thinking he’s a bit early” (03/02/2023)

Amy in Kennett Square, PA: “Daffodils & Winter Aconites(03/06/2023)

Paul in Mayville, MI: “Tundra swans stopped over for a rest during migration” (03/05/2023)

How to Participate

Share and compare seasonal observations with people across the continent. Are you noticing any seasonal signs that spring is near?

Please report your sign of spring to Journey North using the reporting category, All Other Signs of Spring and your first tapping dates using the reporting category, Maple Syrup (FIRST Sap Run)