The first tender leaves are sprouting on branches and wild herbs and edibles are covering the forest floor. Spring is officially here when there are those clusters of polka-dot frog eggs in the little leaf-choked pond.
It was an incredibly long, cold winter. Now spring has finally begun to sprout and blossom. The first tiny spears of garlicky wild ramsons are up, and liverwort is popping up on the sides of the trails.