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Finally, Spring has arrived! Is the robin the first sign of Spring? Find out what’s going on outside, how Mother Bear taught the children about lead, and much more.

What’s Happening Outside Now - Has Spring Sprung?
Kids Homepage Topics The Natural World Wildlife in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Ecology What's Happening Outside Now

How Mother Bear taught the children about lead
Spring Grandmother said, "Spring is a time when many people plant new gardens. I will tell you a story about a garden."

Is the Robin the First Sign of Spring?
Is the Robin the First Sign of Spring? Kids Homepage Topics The Natural World Wildlife in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Animals Is the Robin the First Sign of Spring?

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Some Fly-By-Nighter?
Last year and again this spring, when we knocked on the side of several bluebird and nuthatch bird houses to announce ourselves for spring cleaning, a squirrel came to the door.

Mason Bees
In the spring, when the temperatures reach into the mid-50s, the male mason bees emerge from the nesting cavity before the female mason bees.

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