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The Boulder Audubon Society has keeps a monthly list of bird and wildlife sightings in Boulder County since December 2001.
Avg. High: 51° F
Avg. Low: 27° F
Max. High: 83° F (1910)
Min. Low: -13° F (1932)
Avg. Precip: 1.68"
Max. Precip: 5.44" (2003)
Max. Snow: 56.7" (1970)
Max wind: 106 mph (1991)
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Early Easter Daisy
Mountain Bluebirds return to Boulder County in March. In April, they are conspicuous as they select among the nest boxes at Walker Ranch.
If Emily Dickinson had lived in
A few mountain and western bluebirds may overwinter in
Western bluebirds were listed as "rare and declining" in
March 20: Vernal Equinox. This is a time for blessing the fields and animals. Eggs are painted and used in rituals. Flowers are worn and placed on altars. The Greek festival of Aphrodite was held around April 1. Eoaster is the Saxon fertility goddess.
March 16: Full moon
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. This moon has also been known as the Full Crow Moon, the Full Crust Moon, and the Full Sap Moon.
Photo credits: Bluebird: George Oetzel
Flowers: Steve Jones
Read Ruth Carol Cushman and Stephen Jones's Nature Almanac column in the Daily Camera "Get Out" section the first Friday of each month. Some of the above text is from the March, 2006 column and reproduced with permission from the Daily Camera.
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