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PHENOLOGY

Phenology

Third Week of February

Between now and late-March is a good time to prune grape vines. Common mergansers, with their long-pointed, serrated orange bills, spend their lives fishing in streams that do not freeze. If you drive in the southern half of Minnesota, expect to see pairs and small flocks of gray-brown colored horned larks along country roads and in fields.

Feb. 17, 2017: New record high of 63 degrees F for the Twin Cities, where about 90 percent of the landscape was free of snow. Excellent maple sap runs reported.

Feb. 21, 2017: Record high of 62 degrees F for the Twin Cities. Fuzzy silver-gray pussy willow catkins popped out. At the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, honey bees visited common snowdrop flowers and vernal witch-hazel shrubs were in full bloom.

LOOK FOR

What to Look For 02, 2019

First active eastern chipmunk seen (Carver County):
2017 February 21
2016 February 25
2015 February 22
2014 February 22
2013 March 2

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