According to this news article on yahoo.com about Global Warming spring has been early for a few years now. Last year some trees were damaged in a late frost..either that or they were budding too soon..maybe both. This year the red maple here is budding already as is the willow. The new blueberries had to be set out already as well as they had started budding. Daffodils are blooming and many of the lilies are coming up already. It has been raining very heavily since yesterday and there have been floods in some places. It has gotten much cooler than it was for the last week too. Hopefully the plants that budding already will be ok this year. And hopefully the animals will too. The rain seems to have about stopped so maybe things will dry up now and be fairly close to normal.