Signs of spring

Last week was the week of the Fish Moon, and phoebes and fox sparrows are beginning to arrive in New England from their wintering spots further south. Golden, purple and white crocuses are emerging in Providence’s urban gardens and river herring will return to Rhode Island rivers soon. But there are still common eider, bufflehead, brant crowding the nearshore waters of RI and further north, based on our time on the shore last week. Check out the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Spring Almanac to learn about more about the signs of spring.