In spite of this unusual weather, spring is on its way. I know now may not be the best time to bring this up since snow fell a couple days ago. This doesn’t change the fact that it was in the 80’s right before that and is supposed to be warm this weekend as well.
I took the liberty of walking through Pocahontas State Park about a weekago and could already see the tell-tale signs of spring. The blueberry bushes wereabout to bloomand auxiliary buds on plant life everywhere were showing signs of activity. It will not be long before the dogwood trees are blooming and new leaves spring forth from every corner of our parks. Thereare mason bees flying around looking for the first flowers to pollinate, anda simple stroll downmost roadsshows all the cherry and plum trees in bloom. The birds’ vibrant colors are returning and the animals are beginning to shed their winter coats.
Animal activity is increased as they search for their partners. Butterflies will soon emerge from their cocoons. The temperatures will be more moderate than they are in the summer (with any luck). What better time for a visit to one of our parks in Virginia?
You can take a stroll down one of the many hiking trails in Virginia. There will be much to see as everything emerges from its winter slumber. Perhaps you could plan some kayaking trips with friends. You can grab your trustee fishing pole and head out for a relaxing day on one of our lakes. Spring is the perfect time to ride your bike on our trails.
Whatever you want to do, now is a good time to plan your vacationtoone of the many state parks inVirginia. Stop by for the day or stay overnight and see what it is like to camp in Virginia. Don’t forget to plan ahead if you want to reserve a cabin. They go like hotcakes.