Heralds of Spring

Had enough of winter? Dandelions, red-winged blackbirds, morel mushrooms and more are heralds of spring; sure signs that warmer temperatures and brighter days are just around the corner.

In fall and winter, red-winged blackbirds travel in huge flocks, raiding farm fields and grain lots in dark, swirling clouds (though they also consume hordes of harmful insects).
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