First Almond Blossom of 2013

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey 1/9/2013 

Talk about an early bloomer!

At least one almond tree was blooming in California on the first day of the year. In the Benicia State Recreation Area, to be exact.

We spotted the almond tree flowering on Jan. 1 near the entrance to the state park. The delicate white blossoms poked through a rusty fence as they were dignitaries at a meet-and-greet reception.

From the looks of the blossoms, the buds had probably opened...

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