Backyard Almanac: ephemeral season more ... ephemeral than usual

May 25, 2018

Ferns last weekend at Jay Cooke State Park. Larry Weber says some ferns are already three feet tall!

Less than a month ago, there was still ice and snow on the ground.

Which means, despite a weekend forecast of mid to upper 80s, the season for spring ephemerals is a little more ephemeral than usual.