Tucked way beneath the heart-shaped leaves and resting on the ground are the flowers of the Wild Ginger.
Despite what you see, they are pollinated by beetles, not cicadas!
Well, maybe it’s not the sun, but those ray petals look like it to us squirrels after days of rain. Mis Flora says a carpet of Green and Gold is a good post for squirrels and humans alike today.
Back in April we couldn’t find this wildflower blooming, so here it is for you today. And if you had any doubt that Green and Gold would spread in your garden’s shady areas, take a look at this carpet!
Read more about it on our April 8th ‘G’ post.
Cicadas! Are they Brood VI? Stragglers? What brood they are depends on where you are! Head on over to check out the speculation at Cicada Mania!
You humans are trying to figure out which brood, meanwhile, they make good eating!
It’s raining, people, and we need the water! But what’s more notable, is it’s cold. This old squirrel can’t recall an odder spring, or perhaps I should say, set of springs. We’ve had warm spells up to 80 degrees in February, March and April and now back in the 60’s for May.
We squirrels are not debating climate change.
This plant has a symmetry thing going on. (The closer one, not the one in the background–the mystery from a week ago!) Any idea what it is?
I’ll check back for your answers later.
This five-leaved plant is a new tree–a Willow Oak. This one has just sprouted after we squirrels planted one of a neighboring tree’s acorns. Later, the leaves won’t be radiation out from one point, but will look like this.
Here’s a new Willow oak…
and here’s a mature one in our neighborhood.
We’re happy to see you humans planting them.