And just like that, the view of the pond is almost completely obscured! April to May is one of the most incredible transitional periods, here we go from faint color to full on lush, the grasses are up, the leaves are coming out, the spring ephemerals are finishing, bedstraw and jewel weed are working on dominating the forest floor. Up in the canopy yellow and hooded warblers can be heard (and spotted if you're quick!). At the pond the very first dragonflies are making their inaugural appearances after molting from their aquatic stages as nymphs.
What a time of year!
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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.