Signs of Spring!

March 23, 2014  •  2 Comments

Nature is telling us Spring has arrived. At least, the native plants are showing their determined growth and birdsong is much more emphatic!


This American Goldfinch is eating the flower buds of American Elm (Ulmus americana).

American GoldfinchAmerican Goldfinch

Celandine Poppies or Wood Poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum) are popping up in the woodland.

Celandine Poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum)Celandine Poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum)

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) protrude through the leaf litter.

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

The female Eastern Phoebe has returned and drops in for a quick sip.

Eastern PhoebeEastern Phoebe

A Yellow-rumped Warbler gets cleaned up for courting.

Yellow-rumped WarblerYellow-rumped Warbler


Lisa Erekson(non-registered)
Love these beautiful travelers! Hearing their songs every morning makes me so happy:) Love these great photos!
Betty Hall(non-registered)
Margy, thanks for sharing your signs of spring. My celandine poppies here in Kentucky look about the same as yours. However, your Virginia bluebells are higher than mine and we're still waiting to see spring migrants. I always enjoy your delightful photos.
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