Last week’s warm temperatures and abundant sunshine plus a little rain have definitely helped kick-off the spring wildflower season.
In addition to Skunk Cabbage and Coltsfoot (as noted in prior posts), the hazelnuts began blooming a little over a week ago. Other wildflowers are beginning to emerge as well.
Today, I spied the following during my walk along the Zim Smith Trail (between the trailhead in the Town of Halfmoon and Curry Road in the Village of Round Lake):
If you frequently hike at a local trail, nature preserve or park, you might want to pay particular attention to the spring wildflowers that will continue to emerge and bloom over the next two months. Each year, the greatest number of species begin blooming during May and June.