02 Jun '11, 9am

7 Images that Herald the Start of Summer

7 Images that Herald the Start of Summer

Spring brings us out of our wintery cocoon, the cold and blustery weather fading away to usher in warmth and rebirth. The new birth of flowers, birds, insects and mammals as well as the frequent falling of rain all herald summer. With this in mind, we thought we would look at some images that tell us summer is just around the corner. Photo: Michiel Thomas Robins' eggs, baby blue and beloved by children everywhere, are looked after by their mother until they hatch safe and sound after 14 days, with the chicks leaving the nest in a further two weeks. When you see robins' nests, you know summer is coming. Photo: Xamad Ladybugs or ladybirds are the bright, cheerful sign of spring every year. They are often the first insect to emerge after winter, and gardeners love them for eating aphids and other insects that destroy their plants. This little lady looks ready for a good time,...

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-7-heralds-summer

Tweets

Download/share our new severe summer weather brochure #summer #storm #storms #weather #meteorology #tornado #flood #hail

Download/share our new severe summer weather br...

ec.gc.ca 01 Jun '11, 11pm

Severe Summer Weather Practical advice to play outdoors safely during summer, particularly during periods of bad weather. ...

8 Tomato Recipes for a Tasty Summer

treehugger.com 01 Jun '11, 4pm

I love tomatoes. Growing up, my father and I would eat them right off the vine, much to my mother's disapproval. Armed wit...

California Cap-and-Trade May Start a Year Behind Schedule

California Cap-and-Trade May Start a Year Behin...

greenbiz.com 03 Jun '11, 7pm

California's cap-and-trade carbon market could be delayed for up to a year after it was originally planned to go into plac...

Love in the wild! 10 Images of Mammals Making #Whoopee

Love in the wild! 10 Images of Mammals Making #...

environmentalgraffiti.com 08 Jun '11, 6am

One of the most important points to understand about Japanese macaque mating behavior is the notion of "consortship". Pair...

9 green ways to ready your home for summer Save...

earth911.com 07 Jun '11, 1pm

The first day of summer, June 21, is fast approaching. As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, there are many w...