Wood Betony, photo: illinoiswildflowers.info

What Do You See?

Some of the earliest signs of spring includes native wildflowers such as skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), which likes moist to wet shady areas and pasque flowers (Anemone patens), which likes dry sandy prairies. NLI land stewardship staff recently reported seeing wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis) starting to pop up out of the ground. What are you seeing in your yard or neighborhood?

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Chorus frogs have been heard singing in the past week by staff.

The Music of Nature: Just for fun check out this website with photos, descriptions and audio sounds of different kinds of frogs and toads. It will inspire you to go outside and try to figure out what frogs or toads are living in your neighborhood.