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How To Know When It’s Really Spring In Kansas City


It’s official. Winter is over.

After months of snow storms in Kansas City, Thursday marked the first day of spring.

Calendar or not — we wanted to know when you really know spring is here.

This week, we asked listeners: For you, what’s the first sign of spring?

Many of your answers stemmed from nature, such as peeping frogs, chirping birds before sunrise and crocus flower sightings.

But for others, the first signs of spring meant certain food and drinks becoming available for sale, like Easter candy, asparagus and lighter specialty beer.

It’s not spring until there’s “Baseball at the K. I’ll be there opening day,” LaDonna Campbell tells us on Facebook.

And for Becky Cannady, “The first sign of spring is finding that first tick of the season on my Jack Russell Terrier, which I did last night.”

We shared some of your answers on the air Thursday during talk show Central Standard, but you can see the rest of the Facebook conversation online.  

Highlights from the Tell KCUR conversation on Twitter are below.

For the full Twitter stream, check out the #TellKCUR hashtag.

Tell KCUR is part of a new initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online.

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