No this is not an April fool's joke, the trillium have opened their buds! While it's not a full bloom it's the inspiration I was looking for, they will bloom, they really will!
The ramps further down the trail (wide shot) are doing wonderfully leaving the air spicy of onion and garlic... yum!
Watching the changes our friend the Giant Blue Cohosh is unfurling its leaves showing its green side.
The next neat little plant is the Virginia Waterleaf, named due to the water stain like pattern on its leaves. Later along in the season this too will have a bloom!
More butterflies are waking up/flying up. Here I was able to catch a (blurry) shot of this Red Admiral before he flew off again!
The creek bed is covered with dutchman's breeches!
Spring beauties are still springing (I don't think I'm making sense anymore).
Walking along the path I came across this great scene, trillium, breeches, and a jewelweed bud all gathered together on a mossy stump. Spring in Ohio.
Now for some new flowers...
Trout Lilys! While they're still in bud form, their movement and coloring is an exciting change to the pinks and whites of spring.
Followed by Purple Cress.
A wide shot of the spring beauties speckling the hillside.
Finally we have a Wild Ginger plant!
Phew, what a day!
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.