Spring Flowers May Start Popping Up Earlier This Year But That’s Not Necessarily A Good Thing

With nor-eastern warnings on the East coast, blizzards and mudslides to the West, and excessive rain in the South, much of the United States is anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. While the 2018 calendar officially lists the first day of spring as March 20, many regions may begin to see signs of the new season earlier than normal. But don’t celebrate quite yet. According to the USA National Phenology Network, early spring blooms and flowers aren’t always a good thing. Here’s why:

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Early spring signs doesn’t mean winter is done with us, either. While it’s warm in some parts of the country now, there’s still potential for frost and snow. Mother Nature’s beautiful beginnings to the year may also bring an onslaught of seasonal allergies and ticks and mosquitos as well. Enjoy the outdoors, but make sure you are prepared and protected!

Are you starting to see flowers pop up already in your area? Let us know in the comment section below!