Skunk cabbage. This swamp monocot actually starts crowning in January, but doesn't leaf out until March.
Mayapple. At the bottom of the buttcrack, by the creek, these are barely emerging. 50' higher, by the edge of the south pasture, they are getting ready to bloom. The power of pooled cool air.
Jewel weed cotyledons. A fun and useful plant of wet areas.
Allergy season is already upon us.
Amplexus in the ornamental garden pond. I would love for the pond to be full of little toadpoles this spring. There's another guy out there as well, singing at night in hopes of attracting a big gravid lady toad. He sounds like a dial-up modem. The pond has never had toads before; it's always been green frogs. Two frogs, the pump, and my shubunkin goldfish didn't make it this winter. I think the pond actually froze solid.
First to pip. I can see the little guy moving, but he hasn't started zipping the shell yet. Took this about a half-hour ago.
Wisteria. This seems to bloom in alternate years.