The forest is so verdant and lush now!
The Poison Ivy has returned, as well as the ticks.
The fields are dotted with cheerful yellow buttercups,
and white roses line the road from the Farm Museum to the Lanesville Heritage Area.
We haven’t seen any monarchs yet, but flower buds are visible on the milkweed.
We made some fun discoveries this month. First, we found this Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly in the field near Frogshackle Pond.
The kids spent a long time watching it flit around.
Another day, while Abigail was in Nature Explorers learning about “Terrific Turtles”, Henry and I took a little hike, and what did he spot?
This colorful male box turtle.
The class happened to be hiking close by, and we were able to show them this wild turtle. He’d moved just a few feet off the path and was quite hard to see in the leaves. I’m always amazed by what we can miss, even when it’s right next to us.
I wish you many happy discoveries of your own this May.