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Spring fever

By SANDY LONG
Posted 4/28/21

I should probably be alerting readers to the return of ticks throughout the Upper Delaware River region (yes, they’re out in full force) or to the advancing invasion of the spotted lanternfly …

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Spring fever

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I should probably be alerting readers to the return of ticks throughout the Upper Delaware River region (yes, they’re out in full force) or to the advancing invasion of the spotted lanternfly (www.extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly), but I think I’ll save these alarming topics for a future column.

At the moment, I’m suffering from a strong case of spring fever and prefer to focus on the fact that winter is now a fading memory, and the season of new beginnings has sprung forth with its uplifting energy.

My affliction has been fueled by the abundant expressions of yellow—those sunny harbingers of spring—that are currently appearing here.

As an exercise in developing more acute sensory awareness, I once was encouraged to focus attention on a color, and to watch for its appearance over the course of a week. At first the process seemed uneventful, but by week’s end, it was astonishing to discover the color emerging in many facets of my daily life. I encourage you to try it!

If spring fever has you itching to get outside, check out Lacawac Sanctuary’s upcoming program offerings at www.lacawac.org or visit www.peec.org to see what the Pocono Environmental Education Center has slated for 2021. Happy spring!

spring, flowers

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