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Ron-NY

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cdub

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Boy, Ron, we're a little ahead of you in Central VT. Here are some blooms I found on a walk around the neighborhood this afternoon.

Galanthus nivalis

Eranthus hyemalis
Crocus
Iris
Scilla sciberica

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Not quite that warm here, but in the 70's for the past few days. Much welcomed after all that cold and snow we had this year.

Yoyo-Jo, I feel your pain!
 
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cdub

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Spring is here! Just south of the border. Took a wildflower walk the other day on a preserve owned by our local land trust.

Caltha palustris (and Equisetum arvense)
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Trillium grandiflorum
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Trillium erectum
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Erythronium americanum
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Hepatica nobilis var. acutiloba
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Uvularia grandiflora
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I also saw many other things growing but not in bloom and I found this little guy! It is the terrestrial form of our native spotted newt (I think). I'm a botanist, not a herpetologist. These red guys are called "efts" until they change into their adult aquatic stage.

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Ron-NY

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very nice...you seem to be 2 weeks behind me. Zone 3?

I always called them spotted salamanders. I saw some adults mating in the shallows of my pond...the ice couldn't have been off the pond for more than a day or so when I noticed them.

I love Hepatica! The first thing to bloom for me. I believe my Marsh Marigolds are still in bloom as well as the Trillium. I have a few painted trillium around too as well as the red and white ones.

I am fortunate to have all of these growing out in my woods.

Trillium undulatum (Painted Trillium)
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Jerry Delaney

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Spring arrived here in sunny Bakersfield, CA March 3, at exactly 1:08 PM. It was immediately followed by summer on March 3, at exactly 1:11 PM!
 
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