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Buds Sprout In Madison As Temps Feel Like Spring

January 31, 2012

While sunny skies and warm temperatures made for lots of giddy people today there was one sign of spring that is just too early.  I noticed today that buds are prominent on some trees.    Pictured below are either buds on a Magnolia tree, or a Tulip Tree on Madison’s isthmus.  It is just way to early for these signs of warm weather.  After all, it is only January 31st, and this is still Wisconsin.  But this warm weather sure does feel nice!

  1. February 21, 2012 10:02 AM

    This is very interesting:

    “Fruit and seeds hidden in an Ice Age squirrel’s burrow in Siberian permafrost have been resurrected into a flower by Russian scientists.
    Using a pioneering experiment, the Sylene stenophylla has become the oldest plant ever to be regrown and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.

    The seeds date back 30,000 to 32,000 years and raise hopes that iconic Ice Age mammals like the woolly mammoth could also eventually be resurrected.

    The researchers, who published their findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US, said the results prove that permafrost serves a natural depository for ancient life forms.”…and much more.


  2. Craig skip Weis permalink
    January 31, 2012 7:15 PM

    Our Magnolia is doing the same thing. I hope that’s good and not too soon to bud out.

    Under the melting snow, most of the plants are green, making food already.


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