Today was a gray day with much-needed rain. In between showers, my husband, Clif, our dog, Liam, and I went for a woods walk. The ground was muddy underfoot, and above us a raptor flew, its high-pitched calls echoing around us. Was it a hawk? Was it an osprey? Unfortunately, I don’t know bird calls well enough to distinguish the different raptors.
Various spring flowers are in bloom. In contrast to the circling raptor, the flowers are close to the ground. But like the raptor, the flowers are hard to see, and often only those who have “flower radar” can spot these modest little jewels of the forest.