But we don’t need calendars, of course, to tell us that spring is here. Longer days, blooming wildflowers, sweet singing birds and buzzing bees herald the season’s arrival — a glorious time in Georgia.
Somehow wildlife “knows” that spring is here. The mockingbird knows it’s time to burst into song. The dogwood tree knows it‘s time to blossom into glowing whiteness. The Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly knows it’s time to emerge from its chrysalis and add a dash of color to a spring day.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be last quarter on Monday. Mercury is very low in the east just before sunrise. Venus is low in the west just after dark and sets about two hours later. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are low in the east about three hours before dawn. Jupiter and Mars will appear near the moon on Wednesday morning; Saturn will do so on Thursday morning.