Took a look in an early spot(s). Found 11 teeny tiny grays. I was very surprised. The woods are just starting to pop. Only saw 3 Trillium. We barely have any leaves on the trees. Just buds. For most years, I too wait for the lilacs to be in bloom. That is my best indicator. I won't go back into the woods for another 7 or more days. And I have vacation next week! Fishing it is. If anyone else is crackin' em I would love to hear. Good luck all. Back to reading Indiana's thread. Vern and his cast of characters have made this horrible Spring more bearable. Thanks guys and gals.