Signs of Spring
Spring arrives in Vermont on the wings of warblers and in the unfurling of wildflowers on the forest floor, which come poking up through leaves that “fit the earth like a leather glove,” as Robert Frost wrote in In Hardwood Groves. The smell of the damp earth and the trickle of running water return to the forests. Vermont Master Naturalists soak up the signs of spring on walks through the wild places in their towns. Vermont Master Naturalists in Williston spend a day keying wildflowers while leaving them in place (flower in the photo above was from a yard garden) and watching birds (photo by Cheryl Dorschner.)
Yellow Warbler (photo by Sean Beckett) and Wood Frog (photo by Shelby Perry)
VMN Burlington Master Naturalists (’18) celebrate their graduation (photo by Kate Kruesi.) Photo of VMN cap and certificate by Cheryl Dorschner.
Banner photo by Lisa Liotta