10 heralds of spring in Croatia
Early spring is the time of a new vegetation cycle, accordingly, the first heralds of spring appear, which is true refreshment after the winter period. Heralds of spring are valuable for the ecosystem because they represent an important source of nectar and pollen for insects. Fruits of nature and its cycles have always had a symbolic connotation for the folk. Humans have established a special relationship with plants and natural phenomena by giving them symbolic meaning. Flowers, which primarily plays an important role in maintaining ecosystems for humans has also an aesthetic, symbolic, and creative meaning. Flowers are part of our lives 'from cradle to grave'. This article deals with 10 heralds of spring in Croatia and explains their symbolism.