Looking For Spring
Some out of town travel has resulted in fewer posts in the last couple of weeks but now we’re back searching for plants, animals, and birds that will encourage us that spring, which so far has been too slow to green, leaf, and flower, is not that far away. Based on things seen while walking along the river recently, which included Turkey Buzzards, Double Crested Cormorants, and Tree Swallows, we are encouraged.
Below are some things seen along Griggs Reservoir and the Scioto River in the last week:
Along the Scioto River some area Bluebell plants are just emerging, (Donna)
A few days later we see progress, (Donna)
Cutleaf Toothwort is getting ready to bloom, (Donna)
Virginia Waterleaf doesn’t need to bloom to be beautiful, (Donna)
A very close look at Harbinger of Spring reveals it’s beauty, (Donna)
A solitary Trout Lilly bloom leads the way, (Donna)
Spring Beauty does it’s best to add some color, (Donna)
The Toad Shade Trillium are very close to blooming, (Donna)
An island of unidentified green, (Donna)
A Brown Creeper doing what it does best.
Along the Scioto an Eastern Phoebe eludes a good picture. The first one seen this year..
Eastern Phoebe along the Scioto.
A White breasted Nuthatch finding lunch among the still bare branches
White breasted Nuthatch
Bloodroot, beautiful and one of the earliest wild flowers.
Coltsfoot almost seeming to smile.
Another view, (Donna).
Buds getting ready to leaf out, (Donna)
Common Chickweed is a welcome sight as it gets ready to bloom.
We found still green Dutchmen’s Breaches along the river, (Donna)
The fact is, if spring progressed any faster we would surely miss a lot. That’s something that undoubtedly happens anyway but at what seems like spring’s usual snails pace it feels like we at least have a chance to see it’s wonder.
Thanks for stopping by.