Despite the cold, late spring, I started searching for wild flowers in late April. The search is a rite of spring, even if there’s snow in the air and it makes no sense whatsoever.
The flower buds of willow shrubs were on hold (April 27),
As were the new shoots of False Hellebore after a freezing rain (April 29).
Desperate for color in a wintry April landscape, I detoured to the edge of a wetland and discovered a reliable indicator of the advancing season: Skunk Cabbage (April 29).
Finally, the weather took a serious turn for the better. The season of renewal erupted, with April events spilling over into early May. Migrating birds, black flies, wildflowers, baby animals, mud…..Spring!
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