Spring is a great time of year to get outside and explore! If you pay close attention, you can find signs of spring while hiking in the woods, visiting your favorite park, walking to school, and just about anywhere in your own neighborhood. Birds that migrated south for the winter are returning to Connecticut. Flowers are starting to bloom, attracting bees and other insects who feed on their nectar. And animals that slept, or hibernated, all winter long are waking up and on the move.
Are you up for a fun family activity? We want to see if you can discover all nine plants and animals in our Signs of Spring Bingo Challenge! These species, or different types of living things, are a sure sign that spring has arrived in Connecticut.
CFPA members will have received a Spring Bingo card in their Spring edition of Woodlands Magazine, but we want everyone to have a chance to join in the fun. As a result, you can also download CFPA's Spring Bingo card from this webpage. There are pictures on the front, and descriptions of each species on the back of the card. Check the box as you discover each species. See if you can find all nine signs of spring!
HINT: You don’t need to see a species in order to check it off. If you can see, hear, or smell a species that counts! (If you smell a skunk, you can be sure that one is, or recently was, nearby.)
Good luck and have fun exploring Connecticut in spring!
Parents and Grown-ups: Share photos on Instagram of your family participating in the Signs of Spring Bingo Challenge. Use the hashtag #CFPAspringbingo and see what species other kids across Connecticut have discovered.