Japanese Honeysuckle is in bloom.
An exotic species, and an invasive one, Japanese Honeysuckle is still a favorite of many people for both its fragrance and taste.
People either love Japanese Honeysuckle or they hate it. Here’s just one paper on the subject.
Mulberry is ripening and many birds are gulping down the berries as soon as they do.
What’s wrong with this picture?
No, it’s not snow. It’s seed dispersal in action. Since the first of April, the Black Willows in the Wetlands have been putting off their seeds. The seeds are covered with silky fibers which help carry them far and wide on the wind to germinate elsewhere.
Visit Traveling Seeds in Catch the Wind to see how the seeds of various other trees disperse in the wind.