Monday, May 2, 2011

Backyard Biota: Signs of Spring

Silver maple samaras
I walked around my backyard this evening, spotting signs of spring on trees on the lawn and its edges.  Breaking buds, flushing foliage, fruits and flowers everywhere!

Bur oak buds breaking
Black cherry flower buds



















Redbud flowers

Pin oak catkins
Pin oak leaves, newly flushed











Elm buds breaking
Elm samaras



















Walnut, chewed and discarded by squirrel in winter