Earth Week Sightings

Upon venturing back into Redstone quarry some changes have begun to poke out from last time. Green is starting to grow out of the brown and black of winter. While no flowers have broken through with there colors sprouts are protruding along the ground everywhere. The sprouts are still in the early stages making identification difficult but one has tulip aspect look While there was scarcity of wildflower blooming a handful of trees were putting on a show. One with a flashy style was sugar maple along the edge of the quarry. Many weeping willows were seen blooming and budding at this location adding a light yellow into the mix of green. Another budding tree spotted was red maple. Below are some bud pictures as well as my own sketch! Overall Redstone Quarry is on the edge of flowering and will probably grow in color in the next few weeks as temperature increase.