Backyard Almanac: "What's going on this week?" asked Larry Weber. The response? Crickets.

Jun 5, 2020

Yellow lady's-slipper orchid, Jay Cooke State Park
Credit ©Lisa Johnson

For June to stay on track, precipitation-wise, we'd need to get about an inch of rain per week, and that's not counting the deficit we're carrying over from May.

The not-great news is that some vernal ponds are already evaporating due to the dryness.

The good news?  Fireflies and lady's-slippers!