Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring 3a

I've been keeping up pretty well with spring's progress this month, but not so well with communicating it.  I'll let the pictures do the talking, but there are so many, I'm going to break "Spring 3" into several parts.

First, the leaders.

Across from the little male trees at the high school is a row of stately female quaking aspens (Populus tremuloides).  Long after the males had dropped their spent flowers, those of the females were maturing into fruit. These were opening to shed silky, wind-borne seeds by May 14th.

Black cherry (Prunus serotina) hasn't flowered yet, but it's one of the earliest trees in the neighborhood to leaf out.  The flower buds are just about to break.

 May 11th (2), 13th and 16th.

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