Glenda Denniston reported in her comments to Mariah's post: "Just a few more phenological notes: in Bill's Woods, Violets and Hepatica are in full bloom (as of March 29, when I also saw my first butterfly of the season - a Mourning Cloak). False Rue anemone, Twinleaf, Dutchman's breeches, Mertensia and Cutleaf Toothwort are in bud, and today (April 1 there were two flowers fully out on a Bloodroot. Pennsylvania sedges are forming their flowers."
Here are Glenda's beautiful photos. It's hard to believe that since then the flowers endured hail and snow on Saturday, 73°F and blustery April winds on Sunday, and today on Monday a dip to the freezing point again. Aside from being beautiful, these little flowers are hardy and used to fickle Wisconsin weather. Photos G. Denniston.
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