Skunk cabbage is one of the first native plants to show up in the spring (the non-native snow drops have been blooming down the road from me for a week or so). I found this little guy poking up through the ground in a wet area of Oak Openings Metropark yesterday.
The Common Mergansers are back.
The Tufted Titmice are singing.
Somewhere the Great Horned Owls are feeding their babies. The Bald Eagles are working on their nests.
Even though it's been a mild winter, these signs of spring make me happy!