Arrival of Spring!

Despite the weekly snowstorms this month, the vernal equinox will indeed occur early this week.

With longer days to come, the new season will begin heralding the emergence of a myriad of wildflowers and the unfurling of tree leaves throughout our area. 

Common Shadbush – downy underside of emerging leaves


Emerging False Hellebore leaves

Consider these activities as part of your adventures this spring –

I have compiled two new wildflower field guides and updated/expanded another; you can view or download them here.  I hope they help you learn about wildflowers that can be viewed at some of our local nature preserves, parks and trails.

Lastly, I have scheduled several wildflower walks this year, including those listed above.  Please join me.

Happy trails!