There’s been a leafy-green explosion in the holler since last week’s phenophase report. Even the oak family — typically the last tree buds to pop around here — have a few small leaves.
It’s wondrous to me how, on so many holler walks, my citizen-scientist-self — focused as it is on phenological details of another life — allows my citizen-philosopher (or some other self) to surface, revealing something new, deepening my relationship with that other being and with the holler as our common home.
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I caught this West Virginia White butterfly on a Foamflower yesterday, April 19th, 2017
Source: The View From Frog Pond Holler
The Halberdleaf and woodland yellow violets are long gone, but all of the later-flowering violets are out now, so here are some fresh images of the other ones:
On holler walks this week I collected images of some open flower phenophases, and a beetle I’ve been trying to photograph for 17 years.