On walks out and about, this spring has brought more surprises than usual, and spring offers up many surprises in a normal year. Case in point these morels found along our property in Westfield, central Wisconsin. I have never found a morel in April in Wisconsin- these were found April 22nd.
Native perennials have similarly been emerging at unusual times- our backyard bloodroots were done blooming for the season well before the date they are usually just sending up leaves. Timing prescribed burning here at Prairie Nursery, and for many of our customers was a big challenge- forbs emerged way ahead of schedule leaving a narrow window.
I’d be interested to hear what surprises others have found this unsual spring!