April 30th. Toothwort (Cardamine diphylla) in bloom.
Small White Violet (Viola macloskeyi).
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris).
May 1st. Spring colors in the trees rival fall.
May 13th. The morning after a day of heavy rain, nearly flodding
the trail in Raymond Brook Marsh.
Red Chokeberry (Photinia pyrifolia).
Common Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus).
Snakes everywhere; their usual dens probably submerged.
The first orchid of the year. Pink Lady's-slipper (Cypripedium
Eastern tent caterpillars about half grown.
Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) - an invasive plant.
Nodding Trillium (Trillium cernuum).
Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia). Female flowers.
May 19th. Approaching thunderstorm.
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum).
Sessile Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia).
May 22nd. A mayfly hatch near the trail head on Route 85.
May 23rd. A flock of cedar waxwings near the lumber yard.