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Numbdrops

Once again, the hardy Snowdrop makes its appearance during an almost-Spring snowfall. Despite the icy environs, a few dewy drops of snowmelt hinted at warmer times to come. [Previous Snowdrop post.]

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Seeing stars

Just at the very entrance to Weltz Park, a white sprinkling of Star-of-Bethlehem(Ornithogalum umbellatum) formed a floral welcoming committee.

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Creamsicle crawler

Elegantly cloaked in colorful kimono wings, slender Ailanthus webworm moths (Atteva aurea) were sipping nectar from clusters of White snakeroot flowers (Ageratina altissima). Despite their bright coloring, the white-flower wing patterns blended well with their host plants making them easy … Continue reading

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Bee fly by

A tiny bee fly decorated with racing stripes (perhaps Poecilognathus unimaculatus) checked out some Hoary alyssum flowers (Berteroa incana) and decided they’d do for a quick pit-stop snack.

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Eye-pleasing drops

What a difference a day makes — well, two days. With a bit of Friday’s white blanket still in the background, a floral carpet of Snowdrops (genus Galanthus, possibly Galanthus nivalis) filled the foreground. Hanging like badminton birdies, the pretty … Continue reading

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Three-form display

This one stem of Soapwort or Bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis) simultaneously showed several stages of its flower form: from unopened umbrella to full throttle propeller, ending with deflated balloon.

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Well seasoned wildflowers

Pretty little white flowers garnish the crinkly leaves of a Garlic mustard plant (Alliaria petiolata) along the wooded path to the library field.

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