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We asked for the best photos of spring in bloom. Here are our favorites.

Boston.com readers sent their photos of flowers and nature.

A young woman and dog enjoy the sight of tulips while on a walk. Globe Staff/Craig F. Walker Globe Staff/Craig F. Walker

It’s official, spring is here. When you take a step outside, you’ve probably seen signs of the new season. Maybe you’ve even spotted animals in the park or bursts of color on your afternoon walk. It’s the perfect time to take in your surroundings, whether you go on a picnic with friends, explore the Boston Public Garden, or stroll by the Charles River.

We recently asked Boston.com readers to send us the most stunning photos of spring in Boston and beyond. You shared pictures of flowers, animals, and other forms of life from places like the Esplanade, the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, and the Concord Children’s Center. Bernie M. in Plymouth shared a photo of a finch sitting in a rose bush. “They are indigenous to the West Coast and were brought East (New York) in cages 50 years ago, sold as ‘Hollywood Finches,'” he wrote. “They escaped, flourished, and spread throughout the Northeast.”

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For a virtual viewing experience, scroll down to see some of our favorite shots of spring from readers.

The Charles River Esplanade. – Prateek J.
Patricia C. sent this snapshot from the Concord Children’s Center. – Patricia C.
Scott S. spotted signs of life in New Hampshire. – Scott S.
Bettina took this photo of a flower at the New England Botanic Garden. – Bettina
Bharani P. captured this scene in Brookline. – Bharani P.
Julie R. snapped the swan boats at the Boston Public Garden. – Julie R.
Cheryl J. took a shot of springtime in the Boston Public Garden. – Cheryl J.
“They are indigenous to the West Coast and were brought East (New York) in cages 50 years ago, sold as ‘Hollywood Finches,'” Bernie M. in Plymouth wrote. “They escaped, flourished, and spread throughout the Northeast.” – Bernie M.
Deepthi A. caught nature at its best at Hall’s Pond Sanctuary in Brookline. – Deepthi A.
Ginger D. took this photo of a daffodil in South Boston. – Ginger D.
Cerena W. caught a moment at Harvard University. – Cerena W.
Paul G. spotted some trees at Titus Sparrow Park in the South End. – Paul G.
Peter M. in Millbury snapped this picture of twilight. – Peter M.