Spring Equinox 2005
March 20, 8:33 am local time, 12:33 pm GMT.
Spring Equinox (also called Vernal Equinox) is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
On Sable Island the day was windy (25 knots) and cool (1°C), but the sky was blue. Small numbers of weaned Grey seal pups lingered on the beach, a Great Blue Heron stalked along the pond edges near West Light, and many hundreds of gulls – Iceland, Glaucous, Herring and Great Black-backed – were gathered on the shoreline.
Best wishes for a peaceful spring and fine weather to all SIGHS members and Sable Island friends. Special thanks to everyone - staff and volunteers - at the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax.