Setting up new transects

Spring is beginning to return and we are busy setting up new monitoring transects.  The early spring wildflowers are starting to emerge from the leaf litter and bloom. We are seeing a carpet of lesser celandine, an invasive spring flower with a waxy yellow flower.  In between, the spring beauties are making their presence known. Spring beauties have two long, slender grass like leaves and the pale flowers have a pink stripe on the petals. This week we will begin monitoring all the spring vegetation.