on the "drip tips" of Wild Strawberry (Fragraria virginiana).
fern (Onaclea sensibilis).
in the Pulpit (Arisaema atrorubens).
on common Dandelion (Taraxacum officionale).
frost - this time on Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta).
and low vegetation are well along, though the trees still have only
flowers or small leaves (April 24th).
oaks from tiny acorns grow?
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), an ancient plant.
geese (Branta canadensis) are back, as are mallards, wood duck,
bluebirds, red-winged blackbirds, and great blue herons.
mantis egg case survived the winter intact. Soon, hundreds of tiny
mantids will emerge from it. These are Chinese mantids (Tenodera
the poison ivy (Rhus radicans) looks good in spring.