Early spring wildflowers in late March and early April continue to enchant us. In some wooded areas flowers almost cover the the forest floor. Spring is not new experience in our lives but every year with it comes a renewed sense of wonder. Recently, during a hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park a bonus was seeing a very small butterfly and it was one we had never seen before. Adding to the joy of looking at wildflowers is the reward gained trying different angles, light, and compositions as we try to capture their unique beauty. A meditation of something fast passing.
A cardinal sings as we look for wildflowers.
In the last few days hiking the trails at Battelle Darby Creek MP, as well as a few other locations in central Ohio, our search has been rewarded.
To complete the enchantment as we made our way back to the trailhead we spotted a tiny dark and seldom seen butterfly. It was a Henry’s Elfin and a new butterfly for us. It uses redbud as a host plant and is an early spring species.
Each time we enter the spring woods it offers us something new. The season’s gift of which we never tire.
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A lovely set of flowers, topped off by a rare butterfly. We are still in a run of chilly weather and waiting for our wild flowers to appear so this was a real treat.
Love the spring flowers. Thanks
Nice to see the twinleaf and bluebells. We don’t see them here.
A great spring ephemeral roundup! I’m going to have to pay attention to notice the Twinleaf, I bet I mistake it for Anemone.