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Wildlife In Season

In March area fields awaiting spring planting are in full purple bloom with henbit. Crocus and daffodils of long past gardens bloom in unexpected wild places. The finches are starting to get their vibrant colors back. Killdeer are beginning to mark their nesting territory. Along the bays and marshes look for shore birds like yellow legs, ruddy turnstones, avocets, rails, and ibis. Snow Geese are starting to leave for parts north but by the end of the month neotropical warblers start to make an appearance. Also as the weather warms, spring peepers and tree frogs can be heard every evening, letting us know that spring is here to stay.

March often brings heavy weather in the form of Nor'easters. After one of these three day blows head to area beaches for good shelling.


Delmarva's Night Sky

Full Moon: March 12
Daylight Saving Time starts: March 12
Spring Equinox: March 20
New Moon: March 27

Names for the March full moon include:
Lenten Moon, Sap Moon, Seed Moon or Worm Moon

Find out more on the Rhythms & Tides page.

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Holidays This Month

March 1 - Ash Wednesday (Christian)
March 2 - Read Across America Day
March 3 - Employee Appreciation Day
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 12 - Holi (Hindu)
March 12 - Purim (Judaism)
March 12 - Daylight Saving Time Starts
March 14 - Pi Day
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 20 - Spring Equinox
March 25 - Maryland Day

Birthstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone
Flower: Jonquil

Astrological Signs - Pisces: February 19 - March 20, Aries: March 21 - April 19

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