6 Signs of Spring

The first signs of spring are a welcome sight after the long, cold months of winter. As the weather begins to warm up and the days grow longer, nature awakens from its slumber and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them with open arms. Wondering what you could be spotting first? Here are the first signs of spring to watch out for that signal the start of the new season.

1. Are you having a daff?

One of the earliest signs of spring, the delightful daffodil is making its annual return to our gardens and roadsides. From February through to May, these bright yellow bulbs will be bursting into life and heralding the start of spring as they spread from the south to the rest of the country.

2. Getting buzzy

Bees are a true sign that warmer weather is on the horizon. On milder days in spring, queen bumblebees will be seen (literally) bumbling around the garden and mining bees will emerge from beneath the earth leaving little piles of soil where they have made their way back out into the world.

3. The nest song in the world

It will only take a few days for most birds to build their nests and each is unique to every species. If you keep a lookout during late March and April, you should be able to see this fascinating feat taking place around you. You should also be able to hear the dawn chorus getting louder the further we go into spring – it should be at its loudest at the start of May.

4. Can you smell garlic?

If you take a woodland walk during spring, you might notice the distinctive smell of garlic. Wild garlic has bright green leaves that will appear throughout March, followed by white flowers. And if you’re a fan of garlic, you’re in for a treat as wild garlic can be used in a number of ways from pesto to pies and soups to salads.

5. Hare and Now

One of the great signs of the arrival of spring is the so-called ‘mad March hare’ – as these shy and reclusive creatures can be spotted ‘boxing’ in open fields throughout the mating season. And here’s a tip, if you don’t see a hare or two out in the countryside, you’re sure to see one sitting proudly on our clothing and accessories. Keep your eyes peeled.

6. Eating and Drinking… Outside!

It might take a brave soul at first, and coupled with that bravery might be a few layers – but sooner rather than later benches in parks and pub gardens will be full of people soaking up the sun and welcoming the spring and summer in style.

What signs of spring have you spotted?


  • @larryspanrty

    01.02.2023 at 10:53 Reply

    Oh Bliss – the Snowdrops are here…

  • Geraldine Heavern

    01.02.2023 at 11:20 Reply

    People’s heads are lifted a little higher, smiles become a little longer. Steps become a little lighter, we plod less, prance more. Coats become less heavy, maybe shorter. Colour starts to emerge, lighter layers, tentative hues prints and floral.
    Joules hares and bees fly higher and longer, becoming more aminated, magical and beautiful.

  • Rachel Moores

    01.02.2023 at 17:52 Reply

    I have spotted tiny little snow drops appearing in my garden. So lovely 😊

  • Angela

    02.03.2023 at 16:06 Reply

    ‘A Spring In Her Step’ is a feeling we know – everything feels lighter … brighter… a sense of promise in the air.. fragrant smells … oh the joy… new birth begins… lambs, chicks… n a real sense of well-being as we awake from the warm winter hibernation keeping us indoors … longer days… holidays… garden days….oh the joy of spring…. we so look forward to your return… how we have missed you…

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