A reverie of frogness

We went to the arboretum this Easter morning and when we passed by the peeper pond I walked around it to record the peepers and frogs. Dennis waited on the path, and when I got back to him he said he had fallen into “a reverie of frogness.” Thus the title of this post.

Last year on March 25th we saw, in bloom: Celandine poppies, Horsechestnut, Bluebells, Hoary Puccoon, Indian Paintbrush, Bird’s-foot violet, Bellwort, Fire pink, Rue anemone, hyacinth, among others. By contrast, this year these things are just beginning to reveal themselves. Here is what we saw on this spring day that is, thankfully, slower than last year:

Witch hazel in front of Mary Isabelle
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Beech bud

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Horsechestnut bud

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Runnig stream

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Pussytoes (Antennaria)

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Glade

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Dogwood in the draw (most of the ones on edges died in last year’s drought)

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Shooting star foliage

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Trillium

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Aquilegia

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Celandine poppy

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Pale corydalis

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Toothwort

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Black haw

Prairie
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