Snakeshead, adder’s root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, Adam and Eve, bobbins, naked boys, starch-root, wake robin, friar’s cowl and jack in the pulpit, this sign of spring has many names.
To most of us in Michigan, it is known as jack in the pulpit. The sign that spring will soon be preaching. The forest will soon be alive with,
Lily of the valley, one of the nicest smells of the forest floor.
And the creeks will be filled with marsh marigolds.
Welcome spring. We all celebrate the promise of warmer days that inspires hope in all of us.
March 1st – Winter 1 v.s. Spring 0
March 1st, Winter is in the lead, and Spring seems to be losing.
Normally this time of year the snowman is a puddle and the spring maples are starting to flow their sap, giving promise of a sweet start to the warmer weather.
The squirrels are getting ready to give birth, and in 8 weeks the little ones will arrive, hopefully to green grass and spring flowers.
But this year something seems to have gone wrong. Winter storms are still in progress and the snow is piling up, to record levels and the temperature is predicted to remain at freezing.
It is enough to make one wonder will it ever end.
So what is a squirrel to do? But pray that soon winter will come to an end.