Spring dance of hardwoods and wildflowers begins

Spring Beauty in Cape Split hardwoods, mid-May

Spring Beauty in Cape Split hardwoods, mid-May

“May is a special month for wildflowers in hardwood and mixed forests in Nova Scotia. Longer days and brightening sun melt remaining snow under the hardwoods, thaw and then warm the soil and bring seeds and buds of herbaceous (soft-tissued) wildflowers out of dormancy. Then, a suite of these wildflowers race to take advantage of a window of sunlight before the deciduous hardwood fully leaf out, shading the forest floor.” Read more in our May article by David Patriquin.
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