Monday, May 10, 2010

In Case You Missed It

Spring has been progressing quickly over the past few weeks.  Every day presents a new suprise to be discovered.  Hopefully you've had the opportunity to soak it all in.  If not, I have a few photos that may allow you to capture the moment once again.  Enjoy.
Dutchman's-breetches blooming and mixed with the foliage of Wild Leeks

Blooms of Red Trillium nodding in a gentle spring breeze

Sprigs of Soloman's Seal unfurling on the forest floor

Cheerful flowers of Spring Beauty soaking in the sunlight before the forest canopy cloaks it in shade

Christmas fern fiddleheads sprouting from the leaf litter all across the sanctuary

Mourning Cloak butterflies alighting in the spring sun after a long winter hibernation

Eastern Phoebes collecting nesting material and constructing this year's version of home in the shelter at Bechtel Lake

Palm Warblers hovering, diving, and flitting from branch to branch in search of tiny, tasty insects during their spring migration

There is still plenty of time to enjoy the spring season, but don't put it off for too long.  Things change rapidly at this time of year.  You don't want to miss something, do you?

-Adam Zorn, Naturalist

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