Welcome to the Wahkeena blog! I meant to have the first post before opening weekend (April 4, 5), but time flies when you're having fun! And we have a lot of fun here at Wahkeena. Sometimes too much fun!
Spring is in full swing. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and trees are leafing out, and frogs have been clucking, snoring, and peeping. Bloodroot has been blooming since last week, and the Cut-leaved toothwort is everywhere. The patch of Marsh marigold is in bloom as well as Squirrel corn and Dutchman's breeches, and I can't forget the Rue anemone. As I'm sitting here writing this I can hear the Louisana waterthrush singing. He's our fist warbler to come back for the breeding season. Lots of Pine siskins are still visiting our feeders, and the Pheobes are building their nests. The race is on between trees leafing out, and warblers coming back! Cherry and Buckeye trees are well on their way. Oh, and the Serviceberries are in full bloom with the Redbuds to follow next. All the Woodfrog eggs have hatched and you can see tiny little tadpoles in the frog ponds. You can also see the Spotted salamander egg masses in the frog ponds.
Things are changing all the time around here, and there is always something new to see. We see things that we've never seen before on a regular basis. I hope that you'll come out and see something new too!
Labels: amphibians, spring, trees, wildflowers