caught a male mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) in the open.
the small Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema atrorubens) flowers
I photographed several weeks ago have gone by, some large specimens
are just coming into bloom.
trees (Cornus florida) are in full bloom now, but there are
surprisingly few of them along the trail.
seedlings are lush and fully leafed.
Azalea (Rhododenderon roseum) in beautiful bud...
greens of spring are amazing.
can resist another Lady-slipper Orchid (Cypripedium acaule)?
Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor) in Raymond Brook Marsh.
Sorrel (Oxalis sp.).
Solomon's-Seal (Smilacina racemosa) in full bloom at the end
of May. Note the terminal inflorecence.
Plantain (Plantago lanceolata).
followed my Air Line Trail pages this far, you're very patient - and
you're in luck! All you have to do is find the four-leaf clover in
the next photo.
find it? It's just to the upper left of center. Here's a closer view.
This is White Clover (Trifolium repens), by the way.
I couldn't close my May pages without a photo of Canada Mayflower
(Maianthemum canadense), also called Wild Lily-of-the-Valley.