Hazelnut

Signs of Spring in Bolton

March 15, 2020

Hazelnut catkins and a bud in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Hazelnut catkins and a bud in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak butterfly in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak butterfly in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer recorded a video of a spotted salamander rising to the surface for air at a vernal pool in Bolton. Dawn also photographed a mourning cloak butterfly and the catkins and bursting bud of a hazelnut there, too. The mourning cloak butterfly, which shelters through our winter season, is often one of the first butterflies we see as spring approaches.