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Changing seasons: Spring has officially arrived in Clayton County

Spring has officially arrived in Clayton County

Daffodils show their white and yellow blooms at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve as spring approached Monday. Daffodils are often known as the ‘harbingers of spring.’ (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Daffodils show their white and yellow blooms at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve as spring approached Monday. Daffodils are often known as the ‘harbingers of spring.’ (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Dozens of daffodils begin to bloom as spring approached at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve in Morrow. They are some of the first signs that a seasonal change is coming to Clayton County. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Blooming daffodils are one of the first sights visitors to the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve see as they begin to walk its grounds this week. The bright yellow and white flowers began to bloom ahead of the official beginning of spring Thursday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Small buds of bloodroots have begun popping up at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Bloodroots have begun blooming at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve in Morrow as spring arrives in Clayton County. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

MORROW — Change is in the air this week after a cold winter that brought two ice storms to metro Atlanta.

That change is the shifting of the seasons because Thursday marked the first official day of spring. Along with the warmer temperatures that will likely become more common in the coming weeks, new flora will become more visible.

At the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve, budding daffodils and bloodroots were already beginning to blossom in the days leading up to spring’s arrival. Trees had also begun to sprout new leaves as well.

It was just a sample of the signs of spring that have begun to pop up all over Clayton County.