Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Nature Notes: February ending March beginning

This time of year I always look for the carolina chickadees in the dogwood trees, and frequently spot them.
The Japanese Magnolia (tulip tree) is almost in full bloom.
Most of the other trees are still wearing winter's bare elegant branches.
More and more of the narcissus are bursting into bloom.
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Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

Unknown said...

The magnolia is gorgeous!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh have flowers blooming. It is still so cold and snowy here near Buffalo.....Your carolina dee looks so similar to my black-capped dee....beautiful colors.. thank you for the well wishes...I appreciate it very much..Michelle

Arija said...

I find it a tad confusing how the Magnolia is referred to as a tulip tree in N.America when the real tulip tree, Liliodendron tulipifera is a native of your country. Ah well, that is the confusing bit about common names.

It is lovely to see spring literally springing in your world but hope for your sake that the summer is a mild and cooler than usual one.

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant set of pictures!

Cildemer said...

Wow! Love the magnolia! Here nature is only starting to wake up little by little
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics!

Have a nice day****

Leora said...

Magnolia and daffodils! We only have hints. Beautiful.

Arija said...

Nice to see you doing some research on both trees. The difference is in the genus, there one is Liliodendron and the other is Magnolia. Under normal circumstances one does not go further into their lineage. Just like Prunus comes under the general cover of Rosaeceae which covers not only plums but all stone fruits, roses, raspberries, strawberries and so many other plants..
Thus it is Liliodendron tulipifera and Magnoliasoulangeana, stellata ro many more varieties.

Does that help to clear up the confusion?

KaHolly said...

Spring is making an appearance here in TX, too!! It's glorious. I go back to the NE in a few weeks and get to see it all over again. Then on to Cape Breton for a 3rd viewing. I sure planned it right this year! Be sure to swing by if you have a minute and enter my give-away! ~karen

MyMaracas said...

You have flowers already?! I am green with envy.

Caron said...

I can't believe you have things blooming! :)