Warblers & Wildflowers

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.

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Yellow Warbler (photo by Sean Beckett) and Wood Frog (photo by Shelby Perry)

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VMN Burlington Master Naturalists (’18) celebrate their graduation!

Graduation photo by Kate Kruesi; banner photo by Lisa Liotta