Welcome to the World

Surely things are sprouting in your shoulder of the woods by now.  My family went out and helped to collect maple sap just over two weeks ago; the maples had started to bud, but I spotted this/these in the woods: snowdrops.  Does this flower grow in your neighborhood?  Granted, I was about 10 miles away from my neighborhood, but it was still part of the same riparian system.  Today, I saw two dandelion blooms in a neighbor’s yard.  I have frequently been hearing the flute and tootle of a red-winged blackbird.  This leads only to one inescapable conclusion–spring is on the move!  Post your findings.  The next challenge comes after Easter.