7:00 a.m. Heard a ROBIN in my side yard when I went out to get the paper this morning — first of the season for my own yard. At about noon, I heard a FLOCK OF GEESE flying overhead in St. George. According to Matt Crawford of the BFP, the FIRST WARM SOAKING RAIN OF SPRING hit the Champlain Valley today, and SPOTTED SALAMANDERS started moving toward their vernal pools to breed.

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