While the spectacular display of blooms are usually at their peak in the latter weeks of April, this year spring blooming started in some areas as early as January and is likely to be waining by the time the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage treks out April 25-28. With temperatures well above normal and relatively little snow, one can hardly blame the plants for being confused about what season it is.
“This year is definitely different,” Park Ranger and Naturalist Carey Jones said. “This is my 20th spring here and this is the earliest I’ve ever seen anything bloom.”
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