[BSW] Early Blooms

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Thu Mar 15 16:07:49 CDT 2012


You can see the archived live chat "Spring Forward--The Ecological Impact 
of Climate Change on the Seasons" here:

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/03/live-chat-spring-forwardthe-ecol.html
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One of the people from the live chat, Jake Weltzin, was interviewed on 
this afternoon's All Things Considered.

What's The Impact Of Early Blooms?

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/15/148698272/whats-the-impact-of-early-blooms
(audio available after 7 PM)
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In honor of the topic, I made a brief trip a couple of miles down the road 
from Sharpsburg to see what might be already blooming this afternoon along 
the Ferry Hill Trail, across the Potomac from Shepherdstown:

Blooming:

Bloodroot
Cut-leaf toothwort
Early Saxifrage
Spring Beauty which have been blooming out here already a couple of 
weeks
Carex pensylvanica (?)
Dirca palustris
Spicebush
Dutchmen's Breeches
Arabis laevigata

Leaves up, not yet blooming:

Shooting Star
Trillium sessile
Delphinium tricorne
Trout Lily
Virginia Bluebells
Stellaria pubera

A couple of Carex pics from today:
http://botsoc.org/pics/carex1.jpg
http://botsoc.org/pics/carex2.jpg



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