|Harbinger of Spring- MDC|
The Fresh Afield blog by MDC by Tim Smith will whet your appetite for a walk in the woods with a lot of the bending over necessary to see these early flowers. Barbara refers to Linda Ellis as her favorite "bottomist" because that is what you see when botanists are looking at plants.
Tim's article has a set of pictures to get you started, as well as the link to http://www.missouriplants.com/ where you can begin identifying wildflowers by color and leaf arrangement. For the Master Naturalists, we hope to have Linda with us at the first of two Wildflower Field Trips to Bull Mills next Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 PM. Directions are on the Springfield MN calendar.
Harbinger of Spring is also a reminder that it is time to get your hummingbird feeders sugared up. The Hummers are reported in mid-Arkansas and are bound to be hungry when they hit the Missouri Ozarks. Check the map for their progress at http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html.