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Daffodils bloom one full month ahead of normal on Bull Run Road
'Whether or not you believe in global climate change you certainly can't deny that we are having unusual weather in Kentucky. Even in the short time that I have lived at Tucker's Station I've seen dramatic changes in my environment.' -BARBARA ARMITAGE
Click on headline for Complete story with beautiful February 1 full bloom daffodils
By Barbara Armitage
Every spring for the past six years I have wondered at the same small patch of wild daffodils that have unfailingly bloomed on the first of March. According to folklore daffodils that bloom on the first of March signify good luck. So has my luck run out?
About a week ago I noticed that my favorite daffodils were beginning to bud. This was not good.
Everyone you meet these days seems to be talking about the weather. Whether or not you believe in global climate change you certainly can't deny that we are having unusual weather in Kentucky. Even in the short time that I have lived at Tucker's Station I've seen dramatic changes in my environment.
With daily life so busy few people stop to notice that a wildflower is blooming early or to wonder why we seem to have fewer birds this winter.
Thomas Barnes writes in his recent article for Kentucky Woodlands Magazine, "Nature is infinitely complex and while we can put men into outer space for weeks and months at a time, we are still largely ignorant of how natural systems function and change over time".
You can read his complete article at http://www.ca.uky.edu/KYWoodlandsmagazine/currentindex.php . The current issue is volume 6 issue 2 - click on "The Impact of Global Climate Change on Terrestrial Systems".
In the mean time take a drive down Bull Run Road and take a look at what may be the first daffodil of the season. Barbara Armitage, From the Farm at Tucker's Station, 1535 Bull Run Road, Columbia, KY
This story was posted on 2012-02-03 01:58:38
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