Flower handouts in Chicago on first day of spring

Chicago residents in downtown are treated to handouts of spring flowers on the first official day of spring to help create awareness about the importance of bee pollination.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES (MARCH 20, 2017) (NBC) – Chicago residents in downtown were treated to colorful handouts of flowers on Monday (March 20), on the first official day of spring.

Volunteers were seen handing out stems of flowers to help create awareness about the importance of bee pollination.

Spring, which started with the vernal equinox at 6:28 a.m. EDT on Monday, began warmly in the U.S. East Coast but temperatures are predicted to plunge into the 20s (-1 to -6 Celsius) and teens in the Northeast on Wednesday, with a snowstorm possible in the Midwest, according to Accuweather.com.