- Narrow-leaved Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
- Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
- Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)
- Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
- Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
- Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
- Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
- Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
- Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
- Marsh Marigold (Calthra palustris)
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Tag Archives: spring
This is one of my favorite early blooming wildflowers. The blossom has five pink striped petals that range from white to pale pink. This plant is apparently rare on Long Island, but at Shu Swamp it’s abundant.
This is one of the first butterflies seen in spring. It rarely lands with its wings open, so you only see the bright blue color in flight. This one took me about ten minutes to photograph. They rarely stay still!
This was the only one blooming on my hike yesterday. I always forget that all parts of this plant are quite poisonous to humans. Touching it can cause skin irritation. The woods near my home will soon be full of … Continue reading
This is a tiny flower that blooms in early spring. It’s leaves are kidney shaped, and the flower is quite amazing when looked at up close. This species is also known as Little-leafed buttercup.
Probably the most recognized wildflower/weed, depending on how you look at it. These flowers are edible and extremely important to bees because of the early season nectar and pollen they provide.
I expect to see many more of these in the upcoming weeks. This flower is a sign that spring is here. They have an edible tuber that can be eaten. I have never tasted it, but it apparently tastes like … Continue reading
I’ve been looking for these species for a few days now. It closely resembles Lesser Celandine. The invasive species that is currently blanketing every patch of open space in my neighborhood. Marsh Marigold is a native species and has a … Continue reading