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Archive for March 17, 2010

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some photographs I’ve recently taken as well as some of my favorites from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

COLTSFOOT BLOSSOMING!

This dandelion look-a-like is in bloom now in central Vermont -- several weeks earlier than I usually find it! Look for coltsfoot along gravel roadsides and banks, where its brilliant blossoms do much to brighten the scenery at this time of year. Unlike most wildflowers, whose leaves develop before their flowers, the leaves of coltsfoot don’t appear until later in the spring. When they appear, you will know from their shape (unshod horse hoofprint) where they get their name.