The weather continues to warm up and the Robins (Turdus migratorius) are back in droves, happily feeding on the leftover dried berries on the Korean Mountain Ash by the front entrance of the Haggerty Education Center. The Tulips planted last fall are beginning to break ground, the Hyacinthus orientalis cv. Delft Blue bulbs (common Hyacinth) are budding, Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper Bush) is blooming and I found a lovely patch of Delosperma basuticum (Ice Plant) in a bed by the parking lot. Officially, at least, Spring is less than a week away!
Picture credits: Margery Ennist.