Wildflowers are blooming. Trees are leafing out. Spring is bursting out all over the Lower Chippewa valley.
Trilliums and False Solomon Seal are in bloom.
Cliff Swallows have returned to the Durand riverfront Sunday. They got right to it with rebuilding their mud nests. Bank Swallows arrived yesterday. Tree Swallows continue to battle with starlings and House Sparrows over nesting holes.
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers arrived today - and along with them, the Yellow and Yellow-rumped Warblers.
The ubiquitous Chipping Sparrows and House Wrens are making noise and flashing their feathers - setting up their territory and building nests.