I saw ANT HILLS and COLTSFOOT down by the Sand Beach. Coltsfoot looks like a yellow aster — the center flowers are tubular, and the ray flowers are more like fringe. When they first come up, they have tight reddish purple buds. The stem is covered with greenish purple scales. Each flower grows singly, but they’re grouped close together suggesting that they have a common root. I can hear both ROBINS and PEEPERS singing close by.

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