The first days of spring offer little in the way of bright colors or blooms. A few wildflowers, however, have begun to bloom and each adds a tiny splash of color in an otherwise vast expanse of beige, browns and greys.
While out for a trek in the Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve to enjoy today’s sunshine, I spied this shrub in full bloom along the banks of the Dwaas Kill –
The flowers (both female and male) of Speckled Alder elsewhere in this preserve were still in bud stage. However, I did find lots of Skunk Cabbage and hazelnuts in full bloom.
Many species of birds were singing as well as a few spring peepers.