spring wildflowers Backyard Almanac: The Growing Month By Chris Harwood • Jun 1, 2018 Seabamirium [via Flickr] Larry Weber is an educator, author and naturalist and he joins us every Friday for Backyard Almanac. Backyard Almanac: they're called "ephemerals" for a reason By Lisa Johnson • May 18, 2018 green heron: Tommy P. World/Flickr, sora: Becky Matsubara/Flickr, bittern: cuatrok77/Flickr Who woulda thunk, in the midst of the April 15 blizzard, that a month later we'd hit a record-breaking 88 degrees? In fact, who woulda thunk on Wednesday that we'd plummet from 88 to 52 by Thursday? Yup. It's May in the Northland. Backyard Almanac - Tra la, it's May! The greening month of May! By Lisa Johnson • May 5, 2017 This week's warmup has spring things bustin' out all over, from frogs calling to dragonfly and spider web sightings, to new migrants, spring wildflowers and white pelicans hanging out on the St. Louis River before they head north. Backyard Almanac - and now for something completely different By Lisa Johnson • May 6, 2016 Teresa Boardman/Flickr Tra-la! It's May! And Larry Weber reports the spring ephemerals are in full bloom and Jay Cooke State Park is the place to see them.