Our Tulip Bloomed Today!
How We Celebrated the Phenology of Spring


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A blooming Red Emperor tulip symbolizes the arrival of spring in the neighborhood. On April 21, the day our first tulip bloomed, we set out with a camera to look for other signs of spring. Here's our phenology study for Cook School. Come along and CELEBRATE spring with us!

On April 21...
We looked up high and saw buds bursting open on the Norway Maple tree.

On April 21...
We heard some "chirp, chirp, chirping" and found goldfinches at the feeder. They were wearing their yellow summer feathers.

On April 21...
We found zillions of tiny little flowers on the Black Maple tree! Do they look like flowers to you?

On April 21...
We got really good at finding flowers. Look at this bunch! This is a Forsythia shrub. It flowers before it sends out any leaves. Have you ever seen one?

On April 21...
Look what we found in the garden! We turned the soil with a shovel to get it ready for planting. We found a fat, juicy earthworm. Are earthworms good for the garden?

On April 21...
We found the prettiest yellow flowers. There were enough to pick and make a necklace of them! We love spring!

How will you capture signs of spring on the day YOUR first tulip blooms?

 

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