The spicebushes are blooming!
The ‘forsythia’ of native American habitats, the spicebush holds its own in beauty and color. Also the only breeding habitat for the native Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly, this shrub has a significant place in the local ecosystem.
It is a joy to see them bloom above the bloodroot flowers in Morris Park.
And the Mayapples are emerging from the Earth in Morris Park, this quite warm and sunny Tuesday April 9th, 2013.