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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: Wildflower and Warbler Time

Yellow Warbler perched on a thin branch
Steve Jones [via Flickr]

The vibrant landscape and healthy abundance of active wildlife are sure signs of spring, but they might not be so prevalent if not for the ideal amount of precipitation as of late. "I think it's just so wonder to get rain in May," says Larry Weber about the rainfall. "We're a quarter inch above normal... the greening has just been amazing."

Wildflowers are on the rise. The window for seeing the annual display of trout lilies, spring beauties, marsh marigolds, and others is just opening up. Jay Cooke State Park is one of Weber's favorite locales for basking in proximity to the grounded bouquets.

Up in the trees, plenty of birds are passing through or arriving for the summer. Warblers are among the more abundant species that can be observed this month.

You can hear Backyard Almanac every Friday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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