Spring will spring when it is ready

This week looks promising to reduce those 3 foot snowbanks out front. When they are finally gone, I will be outside with my camera looking for evidence of the first emerging plants. Hello Coltsfoot!

Grey alder (Alnus incana) is a member of the Alder genus. Alders are often the first shrubs to colonize disturbed and open areas . They are important because they associate with a specific bacteria to fix nitrogen in nodules on its roots, making it available to other soil organisms or plants.

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