Thursday, May 11, 2017

470 Growing Degree Days (B42)

The apple trees are almost completely done blooming.
Malus coronaria growing beside the Grand River
Malus coronaria is the last apple to bloom and its buds are in balloon stage.  M. coronaria is a native crabapple.  It is called "Sweet Crab" due to the fragrance of the flowers.  The fruit is almost inedible.

Most of the dandelion flowers have gone to seed.

The Birdfoot Violets are blooming.  Pictures tomorrow.

I saw my first Tree Swallows today.

I put out the Hummingbird feeders.  I expect it will be a week or two before the first ones show up, but hope springs eternal.

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