Subtle Signs of Spring

March 20, 2015
subtle signs of spring
Stefan ShapiroAMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in the foreground with Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines looming above.

Bulging Bud – Lengthening daylight and increased radiation from the sun are triggering trees and shrubs to send the last of their energy reserves to the buds in anticipation for the coming spring and melting snowpack.

A Red Maple’s buds are ready to break out of their protective waxy shells.
Hobblebush flower and leaf buds are patiently waiting to open.

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