- white-throated sparrows
- red-winged blackbirds
The pussy willows are now out in abundance. And while down "south" (Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis) last weekend I saw Bloodroot in bloom and Skunk Cabbage emerging.
Trails remain snow-covered in many areas. What isn't under snow may very well be under water. I made a couple of forays down a few trails today to check out conditions and they are still too wet and fragile for use. Dry, warm weather would help immensely to get the rest of the frost out of the ground and allow the snowmelt to soak in.
Upon my return home from a shortened run today I noticed a few other signs of the change of seasons in my yard:
And proof that we may very well be the laziest gardeners ever, and that some plants that we think of as annuals can survive very cold winters unprotected:
|Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)|
|Brussel Sprouts - apparently they can overwinter in Northern Minnesota!|
|Onion sp. - unsure of variety - again, overwintered in Northern Minnesota.|