An Unfurling of May Apples, a Squiggle of Tadpoles
This icy windy snowy winter seems to have caused a bursting spring around here. The forsythia bushes are choked with yellow blossoms, there are twice as many tulips and daffodils and hyacinths as usual, and today I saw more baby may apples unfurling their umbrella leaves than ever before.
I went back down to the pond at the end of the trail where Maya and I got frog eggs and a few tadpoles a couple of weeks ago. Amazing! The spot where the eggs had been was black with tadpoles, wiggling, darting, hovering together in a squiggle over some dead grasses while water striders (renatra fusca) angled past. I've never seen so many tadpoles in one place!