Larry Weber spent the week teaching a Master Naturalist class at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center and trekking his students into the woods to see spring ephemerals, warblers, budding trees and mosquitos - the larval and pupal forms thereof.
"Uvularia grandiflora" (Large-Flowered Bellwort or merrybells), "Uvularia sessilifolia" (Sessile-leafBellwort) and "Trientalis borealis" (Starflower) are just a few of the Latin names for spring ephemerals* that Carol Andrews says we can grow at home. Don't know much about spring ephemerals? She recommends spending more time lying down in the woods. Carol Andrews is the president of the Wild Ones Minnesota Arrowhead Chapter.