This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vernal Equinox

Today is the vernal equinox, one of the two days each year when the sun is directly over the equator. Yesterday it should have been setting almost due west. The sun is now high enough to get a tan in the middle of the day, or to give you a daily dose of Vitamin D.
Some more signs of spring: SJC had its first home baseball game, I have seen buzzards overhead, I heard frogs or toads today in Newton County, I have heard flickers, I saw a maple tree blooming. the water on Lake Banet no longer has ice, the grass is starting to green, and the fountain at SJC is spurting water.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to spend the vernal equinox with you at The Nature Conservancy's Kankakee Sands Greenhouse workday. Thanks for all the help!
- Alyssa Nyberg