Here is my submission for this assignment:
March in SE Georgia
by Samuel West
March marks the beginning of spring and the change of seasons in Southeast Georgia. Here, March is the transition between frosty February and warm April. Many mornings are cool sometimes even frosty while afternoons are usually warm or hot. In March flowers bloom, such as the myrtle tree flowers, blanketing the forests with white. Plants begin to bud and put out leaves.
Many insects and birds also return in the month of March. I went out one warm afternoon to see what I could find. As I explored, I enjoyed hearing and seeing many birds. I was able to photograph the Brown-headed Cowbird and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher as well as the ever present Northern Cardinal and winter Chipping Sparrow. I also photographed a dragonfly which have just begun to reappear and attempted to photograph another March icon here – gnats. However, none of the pictures turned out too well. On another occasion I tried to photograph the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, which had also returned, but he appeared too shy. Only a friendly honeybee cared to have his picture taken 😊. March in Southeast Georgia is an awesome time to get back outdoors, enjoy the warmer weather, and watch the growing season begin. From trees to flowers to birds to insects, there is so much to enjoy and explore in the month of March.