Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Early Spring

You already know it and you’ve heard it a dozen times by now, but this weather is insane. The extended stretch of unseasonably warm weather is wreaking havoc with all manner of botanical timetables. Case in point: our Sargent cherry (Prunus sargentii) that we enjoy so much every year is blooming a full month ahead of schedule. Whatever “schedule” means anymore.  Still, it’s welcome beauty.


Cherry 2012

2 Responses:

Mil said...

I'm beginning to think the "schedule" is changing even with mushrooms. We're seeing a different timetable now when we forage.

Shady Character said...

Yeah, I think the phenology of almost everything is going to be screwed up, although I'm not sure a out migrating birds. They may be guided more by day length. In any case, it's confusing.