April 18, 2007

Flowers powerless

94 Louisiana waterthrush
95 chipping sparrow
(total on this date in 2006: 89)

APRIL 18, THREE CREEKS, sunny, 60—Flowers on our weekly spring wildflower walk are in tough shape after a rollercoaster last month of weather. Shrubs and trees also look stressed. Fruit and nut harvests (wild and domestic) will suffer this year—how much, nobody knows.

In March the woods looked like April. Now April looks like March.


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