Sunday, April 13, 2014

Look! The Ground is Bare in the Woods!

And the mountain streams are rushing with snowmelt!

All that's left of the ice on Mud Pond is a raft of rapidly melting slush!

The American Hazelnut shrubs have at last put forth their tiny red female flowers!

The hazel's male catkins are now exploding with pollen!

And the solitary bees are building their nests and packing them full of that pollen, preparing a nursery for the baby bees.

Isn't it just amazing what a few warm days can do?  The Spring was just waiting, waiting, waiting, and now it's starting to make up for lost time.

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