First Blooms of the Season!

Following our string of 70-degree sunny days, many plants starting exhibiting spring-like behavior.  The forecasted deep freeze for the next two nights will likely dramatically slow everything back to an early-March pace.  We’ll see.

Nevertheless, those warm days (and a few nights as well!) contributed to the following blooms observed this morning along the Stillwater Multi-Use Trail:

Beaked Hazelnut - female flower

Beaked Hazelnut – female flower

American Hazelnut - male (left) and female (right) flowers

American Hazelnut – male (left) and female (right) flowers

Think spring!  Happy trails!