Spring in the dead of Winter

I took this photograph on January 31st while wearing a t-shirt. I like flowers and insects and warm weather, but I sure miss the discrete seasonality of my youth. Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), growing in the Crum Woods, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania.

Fly foraging for nectar on Eranthus hyemalis (Eranthis hyemalis; Ranunculaceae). Crum Woods, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania.

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One Response to Spring in the dead of Winter

  1. Scott says:

    Ah, nice. I was happy to come across these yesterday in the Crum Woods. Growing alongside the winter aconite were some snowdrops and another flower I can’t identify. It was blue, six petals or tepals, and just barely taller than the aconite. Did you happen to see that? Any idea what it is?

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