Another Visit to Centennial

Is spring finally here? It has been almost a week since it last snowed. Rain has been in the forecast most recently. I can’t say that I’m a fan of mud season.

I noticed that more grass has sprouted in the entrance to Centennial. Some of the ferns are starting to sprout and fiddleheads are starting to uncurl, but they are still wary of the chance of another snowfall. One of the most important phenological events that I witnessed was through an unlikely sense: smell. Everything in the woods smells like decay and growth- propelled by wet conditions. The ground is slippery, nightcrawlers are on the sidewalk, and the chickadees are still chirping. I hope to see more hawks in the woods when I visit next semester.

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