Things are really happening outside these days! The peepers have sang their lovely spring song, the birds too have changed their tunes, and slowly but surely the ephemerals are opening up and blooming!
Here in our neck of the woods I've found two blooms so far (but I wasn't able to get out this weekend, with the temps and sun I'm sure to be greeted by more flower friends next time I'm out) Colt's Foot & Sharp Lobed Hepatica!
Something I've been noticing more this year, the trees, not only are the buds buds but some also flower at the same time! Sure, dogwoods put on a big flower show as do locust and cherry, but the others, the trees I've labeled default trees offer a very subtle flower early spring. That'll teach me for shrugging the trees off!
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.