Above: A beaver calling card by cattails on Lake Wingra on March 9, 2023.
Above: I usually don't highlight Spring Ephemerals until March but this year I came across Snowdrops emerging on February 15, 2023, and again through the snow on February 19, 2023.
Above: Skunk Cabbage mottled maroon, hood-like leaf (spathe) emerging in UW-Madison Arboretum (2/19/23). The spathe will eventually open and reveal an egg-like structure called a spadix. The flowers (spathe and spadix) appear before the green leaves.
Above: Winter Aconite (3/07/23).
Above: Crocus (3/08/23).
Above: Lake Wingra on March 20, 2023 the first day of Spring. Windy. Ice off of lake except by Vilas Park.
Above: Lake Wingra on March 21, 2023.
Above: Two Sandhill Cranes in Lake Wingra cattails after big snow on March 10, 2023.
From Lake Superior to Lake Geneva – from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River – Wisconsin offers a variety of Winter activities.
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