The May Flowers are starting to arrive in Estabrook!

WIth all the avian excitement yesterday, I didn’t even get to show you all that the recent April showers have brought.
First up is the yellow trout lily (Erythronium americanum), a distinct species from the slightly-smaller and much-earlier-opening white trout lily (Erythronium albidum), which continues to bloom in big patches and has begun attracting bumblebees and other pollinators.

Next is the wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)

Meanwhile, hepatica blossoms are wide open in both white and purple, some variety of white trillium is just about ready to open, and the toadshade seems to be waiting for June.
I’ve uploaded these images and others to
Finally, the goslings appeared to be just fine this morning, and I hear the owlets have moved even up Newton towards Downer, but have not confirmed this myself.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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