Spring Phenology

I visited my centennial woods spot on April 26th to observe the phenological changes that the area experiences.

While I did not find any wildflowers poking through the leaf litter, other signs of spring were present. I noticed trees starting to bud, a gray tree frog sleeping on a limb, and few fiddleheads emerging.

I had to venture out past the area of my phenology site a little bit to see the Pussy Willow and fiddleheads.

Boxelder Maple Budding
Gray Tree Frog resting
Fiddleheads poking through
Sugar Maple bud
Pussy Willow budding

I also sketched the Boxelder bud. This tree had the buds that were the farthest along in development at my site.