All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Measuring Vernal Progress

Cyrus Eaton's Annals of Warren, published in 1851, includes a remarkable table of "Vernal Progress in Different Seasons" for the years 1805 through 1850. The progress of spring was marked by seven milestones: "Robins appear," "Ice leaves pond," "Frogs heard," "Alewives run," "Wild Pear blooms," "Bobolinks appear," and "Apples in full bloom."


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