Thursday, April 7, 2022

The Progress of Spring: April 6 at the Cloister

A fellow resident makes an appearance, as does budding new growth of several flowering trees and woodland denizens.
New foliage of the Christmas Fern, sprouting its 'fiddle-heads'
Terminal bud, just starting to swell, of the well-named Devil's Walking Stick
And finally, an extremely rare purple-flowering form of Bloodroot seen yesterday at 3500' elevation along the AT.  Never seen this before, and can't find any on the internet, which is a sign that it's *seriously* uncommon.

But one honored 'bellwether' of Spring refuses to admit that winter is over ...

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