I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but it's my favorite time of year in our wooded world.
Here are some current views.
The ferns are lush, some of them up to my shoulder now.
Some are just fiddleheads still unfurling.
Star Flower (one of my favorites) is abundant low to the ground.
Along with wood anemone, downy yellow violet, wild strawberry & bluebead lily.
Trillium is past it's peak and looking more wabi-sabi. (Turning pink today)
Nodding trillium going pretty strong.
It's been cool and wet. Lots of little moss & fungi popping up.
I call these miniature forms "Shrek Ears."
The tallest one was holding a lovely globule of water.
We've been spending time watching our turtles out & about in the cattail habitat.
Tree frogs and wood frogs are also hanging out here. We haven't seen a lot of leopard frogs this year.
New cattail blades are coming up. Wild iris blades, as well.
Little two legged creatures have been busy building forts.
Must watch out for those "Mad Bears."
A lesson on the fragility of birch trees was given upon my finding these signs.
More jack-in-the-pulpit, because it's cool and it's all around us.
We've come across a couple of nice toads around the yard.
So many photos this time of year, it's hard for me to select & choose in hopes of not becoming boring. Swallowtail butterflies were out today. Hummingbirds at our windows. Trees flowering. Bees buzzing.
We also saw a not-so-little woodland creature Saturday night.. We had a moose calf cross the road in front of us.
What a wonderful world!
Our World Tuesday