Signs of Spring

You don’t need a weatherman to tell you when spring is on its way. You can figure it out all your own if you just pay attention!  Here are a few of my favorite signs of spring:

– Frogs chirp

– Buttercups sprout

– Birds migrate in and out

– Mud — lots and lots of mud

– Livestock shed their winter coats

– Babies are born

– Chickens start laying more frequently/regularly

– Days get longer

– It rains more frequently

– Days are warmer

– The sun is higher in the sky

– Trees begin to bud

– Bugs swarm your flashlight at night

– Maple sap starts flowing

– The air smells fresh and earthy

What are your favorite signs that spring is near?