OK, Spring

by Carl Strang

In my idiosyncratic 6-season calendar, Late Winter begins March 1, and ends on the day that I see the first native wildflower blooming away from the warming influence of buildings. Last week that criterion was met when I saw a spring beauty flowering in Parson’s Grove at Danada Forest Preserve. This was a little earlier than usual, but we’ve had plenty of warm weather to date, so that is to be expected.

Spring beauty, though not this year’s first. Didn’t have a camera on me.

Spring beauty, though not this year’s first. Didn’t have a camera on me.

Yesterday many spring beauties were in bloom at St. James Farm as well.

 

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