Late Winter Springs Report–In Search of Skunk Cabbages


Skunk Cabbage Springs on March 6, 2015 under 12″ of snow.

I wandered down to Skunk Cabbage Springs on this early March day to see if the skunk cabbages were up, and maybe even flowering, as they often are this time in late winter.  There was reason to expect to see skunk cabbages in bloom today because the Wisconsin Wildlife Phenology Calendar lists February 19 as the date that skunk cabbages begin to bloom.  But, because of the snow cover, also reason to think they would be late this year.

No sign of them today.  This stinky harbinger of spring is safely tucked under nearly one foot of snow.

Maybe better luck next week when warmer temperatures may cause melting.

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About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist practicing and writing in the Midwestern United States.
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