Spring is busting out all over

Spring 2012 may be just a few days old, but don’t tell Mother Nature that – she has the season well underway in Windsor. More than a week of record warm temperatures has campus flowers blooming much earlier than normal.

A DailyNews photographer captured a few blossoms to share.


Violets are edible, though pretty bland unless candied.

Single magnolia blossom

Magnolia trees are ancient and, predating bees, evolved to be pollinated by beetles.


These pretty blue scilla are located outside Memorial Hall.


A flowering shrub, forsythia produces clusters of bright yellow blooms.