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