Along the Air Line... 2002 - April, Part 1
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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Spring at last!

Despite our severe drought, water rushed under the Judd Brook bridge.

Even the rusty bridge structure showed spring color.

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) blossoms were among the first signs of spring...

...along with Red Maple (Acer rubrum) blossoms.

Rue Anenome (Anemonella thalictroides).

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus, with basal rosettes of leaves), False Hellebore (Veratrum viride, leaves up the stem), and the yellow flowers and succulent leaves of Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris).

Violets (Viola sp.) everywhere, in every shade of blue and white.

Red Trillium (Trillium erectum).

Two-leaved Toothwort (Dentaria diphylla).

Even the Red Maple (Acer rubrum) seeds showed vibrant color.

Highbush Blueberry, I believe (Vaccinium sp.)

Shadbush - also called Serviceberry. (Amelanchier sp.)

The tent caterpillars (Malacosoma sp.) got an early start too.