The vernal equinox, the official first day of spring, is March 20.
Here are six ways to enjoy the season:
Get outside for a hike. These six sites will help you find a local hike.
Join a citizen science project, like NestWatch, which helps scientists track the health of North American birds... and gives you an excuse to go outside and enjoy nature.
Start planting seeds, literally and figuratively, for a backyard wildlife garden. Some seeds can be spread early in spring, and nesting boxes and other adornments attractive to wildlife should be in place soon to entice migrants.
Get started in the garden! Depending on your location and its climate, you may be able to start sowing seeds, tilling the garden, laying down some compost ... or at least plotting your course with a seed catalog and a few indoor seed starts.
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