1 May 2021
This week April’s wildflowers faded, May flowers began to bloom, and the trees in Schenley Park leafed out.
On 26 April I found golden ragwort, wild geranium and white violets along the Lake Trail at Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County.
The city’s heat island effect was evident among the trees. The redbuds in Schenley Park leafed out while those in Beaver County were a week behind, still flowering.
We have so many leaves that they almost obscured an eastern screech-owl on the last day of April.
Welcome to the month of May.
(photos by Kate St. John)