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Signs of spring 2024

The red maple trees are "breaking buds" This is when after being dormant all winter the buds swell and begin to reveal the little flowers. Below is a series of pictures showing what things look like up close

Red maple (Acer rubrum) bud swell 3/24/2024

Red maple (Acer rubrum) bud burst revealing emerging flowers


Signs on the ground: purple dead nettle (Lamium purpurei) and some wild green onion grass 3/24/2024

Purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) is worth learning about for its medicinal properties 3/24/2024


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