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First day of spring is today! It's nice to read those words, isn't it? In celebration of spring, I thought I'd share some interesting facts with you about this lovely season. Enjoy!
- Honeybees swarm more in the springtime: This is how they start new colonies.
- With the arrival of springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, it turns to autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
- In Japan, the cherry blossom is the national flower. When these blossoms open in March or April, it signals the beginning of spring.
- Have you noticed that the birds around your neighborhood are chirping more and singing louder these days? In the springtime, birds get more vocal to attract mates. You may even see a bird or two tapping on your window.
- The first flowers to appear in the springtime, or shortly before, include daffodils, tulips, lilies, irises, and dandelions.
- Spring begins on March 20 this year, but it's not always the same date. In past years, spring has begun on March 21, and it began on March 19 in 2016.
- Benjamin Franklin brought up the idea of daylight saving time in 1784.
- More sunlight in the springtime can boost levels of serotonin in your brain, which can elevate your mood.
- Shedding is another sign of the approach of spring. Horses, dogs, cats, and other animals begin shedding their winter coats in preparation for the warm weather.
- Many birds migrate in the springtime. Be sure to leave your bird feeders up, since many birds depend on feeders for sustenance during this time.
- Persephone is the goddess of spring.
- In Colorado's Rocky Mountains, spring now begins three weeks earlier than it did in the 1970s.
- Birds, deer, rabbits, and other animals have babies in the springtime so their young have enough time to put on fat and grow strong by the arrival of the cold season.
- Easter is celebrated in the spring. Eggs play a part in the celebrations because they represent rebirth and renewal.
- Maple trees begin to drip syrup in February and usually continue through April. A stack of pancakes with maple syrup sounds great to me right now; how about you?
- Tornadoes are most likely at this time of year.
- If you stood at the equator on the first day of spring, you would witness the sun moving overhead from south to north.
- Spring fever is a real thing. Our bodies change with the warmer temperatures by producing more hormones and craving different foods. It makes us restless to get out and go!
- In Japan, the arrival of spring is similar to a new year's celebration. Many Japanese start new hobbies, thoroughly clean their homes, and make plans for the new season.
- Contrary to popular belief, the first day of spring (aka the vernal equinox) rarely has exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
Happy spring! Thanks for reading. - Alan