~ Spring Has Sprung ~

The sounds and sights of spring are a welcomed respite from winter. Magnolia and cherry trees are blossoming, forsythia is in bloom, and bulbs are pushing through the ground. Daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops, and blue grape hyacinths are all opening their petals to the warming weather.

We love our spring weeds, too. Dandelions, dead nettles, and stinging nettle are all opening up. At a time of year where not much is flowering, these so called ‘weeds’ provide a pollen source for bees and other insects. Another reason not to use round up and pesticides.

Frogs are awake and have made their way to vernal pools. Listen to the chorus of spring peepers and wood frogs in the video below.