Spring is finally taking hold! The very first wildflower is blooming:
|First flower of spring! American Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum)|
But the last of the snow STILL isn't gone:
That hasn't stopped the salamanders though!
|Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) with Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) egg mass|
I thought the adult salamander was guardian the eggs, but I was very wrong! They are different species, and the eastern newts like to eat spotted salamander eggs.
I finally caught a deer on my trail cam:
And found some less desirable critters in a pool of snow melt:
|Mosquito larvae - ick :-P|
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