New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Signs of Spring


May 10, 2021

Pasque flowers on the prairie. Photo courtesy of Eddy County Museum.

The arrival of the pasque flower (pulsatilla vulgari) is one of the most telling signs that spring has arrived on the prairie.

But why stop there?

Signs are all around us! Just look at the new growth on trees, the greening grass on the lawn, and dandelions bringing a splash of color to our lives.

The song birds get busy well before dawn. From the rhubarb shoots to the lilac bushes, new growth...

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