- Skunk cabbage is in bloom late winter and early spring.
- Woodcocks begin doing their courtship displays.
- Mid-to-late March grizzlies come out of hibernation.
- 400,000-600,000 Sandhill Cranes visit Platte River valley in Nebraska. You can visit too.
- Sharp-tailed Grouse are displaying on leks.
- Snow trilliums bloom from mid-March to early April.
- Some people are making maple syrup in United States and Canada.
- Where we live in Virginia, evenings in March are a good time to search for spring peepers. Look around water where they are laying eggs.
- Look for shed antlers.
- Watch the grunion run at night in Southern California. They lay eggs on sandy beaches at night, after high tide, and full and new moon.
- Herons and other birds come to eat them on the beach at night. Late March to early June.
Exploring Nature, Spring
A monarch chrysalis is first emerald green. As it matures, it becomes transparent. Once the butterfly emerges, fluid is pumped from the abdomen into the wings. Over the next several hours the wings harden.