Just a quick note. Today I saw a number of wildflowers very early, perhaps a month early.
Harbinger of Spring was joined by Bluets, Johnny Jump Up, and a White Trout Lily -- all in bloom. Earlier I saw Dead Nettle in bloom. Also today some spring frogs were chirping and on the Boxley Mill Pond I observed sunning turtles.
Global warming is changing the cycles of nature. Looks like the early wildflower season will be very early this year. More on this later.