5 Signs of Spring in Michigan

A Healthier Michigan

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A lady with short white hair is picking out flowers at an outdoor spring market.

1. Daylight Savings Springs Forward

Daylight Savings is on Sunday, March 10. This is a little over a week before spring technically begins, but that extra hour of daylight goes a long way toward feeling spring around the corner.
Daylight Savings Time can have serious effects on your sleep and on your body. If you are worried about struggling to adjust to the time change, learn 5 ways to prepare for Daylight Savings Time to help minimize any negative effect.

2. March Madness 2024!

March Madness and our collective NCAA bracket hopes are often top of mind and topic of conversation throughout the month of March. The last time a Michigan school won the championship was Michigan State in 2000.

3. Birds migrating and singing

Over migration periods, including spring in Michigan, millions of birds and bats migrate through the Great Lakes region, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This results in a wonderful time to birdwatch, listen to bird calls, and bird songs, and enjoy your time outdoors during the beautiful Michigan spring. 
According to Audubon, Michigan has over 100 noted important bird areas to find some migratory birds this spring.

4. Ice cream shops open

We Michiganders love our ice cream. Springtime is when you will start to see some of Michigan’s hundreds of ice cream shops open. Every region has their own specialties and favorite shops, and the love of ice cream blooms in spring in Michigan. Learn more about Michigan’s love of ice cream by checking out these 8 Michigan ice cream shops to visit, and learning about Michigan-specific flavors of ice cream.

5. MLB Opening Day 2024

The Detroit Tigers start their spring training well before the beginning of spring but the Tigers open their season in Detroit on April 6, 2024 at Comerica Park. Baseball and outdoor sporting are popular hobbies and pastimes in Michigan and spring is the perfect time to get out after being inside all winter. There are also 3 minor league baseball teams in Michigan that start playing in the spring. 

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