Spring is Here

April 1, 2010

Spring has come at last to the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.  The past two mornings I’ve taken my camera and hiked down into what’s known as Shakerag Hollow where wildflowers are already blooming.  Bloodroot, Hepatica, Spring Beauty, Dutchman’s Britches, Rue Anemone, Celandine Poppy, Trout Lily, and several kinds of trillium (although most of the trillium are still a week or two away from being in full bloom.  The streams in the hollow are running high with water from the rains we’ve had the last month, and a few spring migrants have started to filter in:  Black and white warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-throated green warbler, Blue-headed vireo.

Here are a few images.  The top one is Bloodroot, the second is Celandine Poppy, and the third is Hepatica:

Photograph by David B. Coe

Photograph by David B. Coe

Photograph by David B. Coe

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