Backyard Almanac: Tra-la! It's May!

May 1, 2020

A Ruby-crowned Kinglet celebrates the arrival of May
Credit ©John P. Richardson. Used with permission.

Tra la, it's May, the lusty month of May
That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray

Tra la, it's here, that shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear

It's mad, it's gay, a libelous display
Those dreary vows that everyone takes
Everyone breaks
Everyone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!

~ Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner, "Camelot"

Fidddlehead ferns in Jay Cooke State Park, May 2016
Credit Lisa Johnson