These are some of the things to watch for as the world comes back into bloom.
Ghost pipes push up through forest floor. Ghost pipes are a chlorophyll free true flower that grows on forest organic matter and sets a seed for the next generation.
Black-eyed Susans brighten meadows and roadsides..
Deer flies bite on hot days especially near forested water features.
Look for chrysalis of Monarch Butterflys on milkweed.
Red milkweed beetles feed on aphids on milkweed leaves.
Fireflies brighten the forest edge when darkness spreads, especially on warm humid nights.
Hummingbirds feed on flowers by day and hummingbird moths feed on the same flowers by night.
Woodchucks (the gardners nemesis) feed on lawns and in fields, often early and late in the day.
Listen at dusk for the “EEEET” call of fledgling Great Horned Owls asking their parents for food.
Shore birds that nested in the far north teach their young where to go and where to stop for food on their migration south.
Bees and butterflies flock to Queen Anns Lace flowers in lawns and meadows.