Today is the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring. Ah, we made it, didn't we? It's been a cold and snowy winter here in Bridgewater, MA and with any luck there'll be no snow until way after the autumnal equinox.
We recently saw pussy willows, one of Spring's earliest indicators. Here's a Mullein that, after wintering over, is picking up some color as it builds a rosette of leaves, soon to spread open and throw a flowering spike.
And here's another indication! Just today I noticed this Goldfinch with what appears to be the beginning of a molt. His eyebrows and bib are coming in nicely with also little patches here and there. I'll be sure to follow their development. In fact, I think I just may be coming into the busy season here on Nuncketest!