One of the first signs that Spring has arrived in the North Country is the appearance of Skunk Cabbage sprouts. There is actually a wildflower wrapped up inside the leaves you are seeing on the outside. Soon the leaves will unfurl and you can see what's inside.
In case you weren't aware, I've been working with Diane Collins, a wildflower specialist, for the past year on two upcoming wildflower books. We hope to have the SPRING edition out in April. Then you can read all about Skunk Cabbage and 74 more wildflowers to come out April-June. Then comes the SUMMER edition with another 75.
Stay tuned, and enjoy the great spring weather and flowers.