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BWPaddler
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04/04/2020 11:09PM
I heard the first loons today on the lake in my back yard! (Metro MN)

I cannot tell if they are the ones that will live here all summer or if they are headed north as the Lakes open up. But it is always a thrill to hear them and to know that another season of paddling is imminent.

What is your favorite sign of spring?
 
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bwcasolo
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04/05/2020 06:10AM
Migrating sand hill cranes.
 
analyzer
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04/05/2020 08:20AM
Robins singing. I'm not close enough to hear the loons.

I like that first warm rain, when you can smell the worms.

Love walking the dog, and the frogs are croaking.
 
analyzer
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04/05/2020 08:23AM
My wife likes all the church flowers: Lily's, tulips, hydrangea's etc.

I like when all the clothing colors turn from black and gray to pink, yellow, baby blue, etc.
 
analyzer
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04/05/2020 08:23AM
oops
 
Zwater
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04/05/2020 08:25AM
analyzer: "Robins singing. I'm not close enough to hear the loons.


I like that first warm rain, when you can smell the worms.

Love walking the dog, and the frogs are croaking."

Love hearing the frogs in my pond! Some people think they are annoying. My wife and I love it.
 
BWPaddler
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04/05/2020 12:34PM
analyzer: "I like when all the clothing colors turn from black and gray to pink, yellow, baby blue, etc."

That is a new one! Love it.
 
BWPaddler
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04/05/2020 12:35PM
bwcasolo: "Migrating sand hill cranes."

I just started noticing these last year. Will have my eye out for more of them this year.
 
BWPaddler
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04/05/2020 12:36PM
Zwater: "analyzer: "Robins singing. I'm not close enough to hear the loons.



I like that first warm rain, when you can smell the worms.


Love walking the dog, and the frogs are croaking."

Love hearing the frogs in my pond! Some people think they are annoying. My wife and I love it."


I love that sound too, but can't hear it from my house, have to walk to smaller water.

Lucky!
 
carmike
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04/05/2020 07:13PM
Favorite signs of spring:

1) Getting home from work in the daylight
2) When the sap starts flowing
3) When I smell things again while walking the dog

 
mooseplums
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04/05/2020 09:04PM
I saw my first loons a week ago here in Southern MN
Ice out
Spring migrant birds
 
04/06/2020 09:02AM
Had seen loons each time I paddled the St Croix in the last week, but yesterday was paddling home - having sighted zero - when one popped up within ten feet of the canoe. Loon was as surprised as I was and it immediately submerged again.

Dog really really wanted to pursue.
 
04/06/2020 12:49PM
Peepers
 
04/06/2020 12:53PM
Wildflowers along our favorite hiking trails!

TZ
 
scat
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04/06/2020 01:59PM
Jeepers peepers. They are loud now. We have loons here now in N Burbs if Chicago. Getting a song on my morning walks. So cool. They’ll be gone soon.
 
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