Woodland Dilemma

Dutchman's breeches look like miniature pantaloons hanging in the breeze.

This time of year it is difficult to know whether to look down or up. On the forest floor spring woodland wildflowers are lovely treasures with brand new blossoms. Trout lily, Dutchman’s breeches, spring beauty, Virginia bluebells are a few that are blooming now along Goose Woods Trail at Montour Preserve. This weekend these wildflowers should reach peak bloom. Overhead, recently returned birds are showing off their colors. Several species of warblers, rose-breasted grosbeaks and the first Baltimore orioles add both sight and sound to woodlands that have wakened from their winter dormancy.

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