Sunday, March 7, 2010

Skunk cabbages are blooming

One of the first signs of spring! We were so excited to find the skunk cabbages in the vernal means that spring is truly on the way. As you can tell from the picture, skunk cabbage flowers can actually generate some heat, melting away the snow above them to bloom. As we walked through the woods, my son accidentally stepped on one. A faint smell of skunk wafted through the air, proving that skunk cabbages deserve their name.

Now, all I need to do is find a good place to find mole salamanders migrating on the next rainy night...

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