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Annual Events and Seasonal Signals

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I think all of us recognize our own “seasonal signals” so that we don’t miss out on certain annual events. Here’s what I mean:

Every year when the yellow irises pop up and start to bloom, I think, “Dang! It’s that time of year! Next warm day and the bluegills will be in the shallows getting ready to spawn.” And by the time the purple irises are done blooming, the bluegill spawn is all wrapped up.

I’m not sure that it’s perfectly accurate, but I always try to take note of that stuff. As we go through the year I hope people will post their observations here on this thread. Just a thought...


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