The forest awakens beneath still-dormant oak and hickory trees.

Get outside and catch the Spring Explosion of forest wildflowers! A walk in Dhu Varren Woods this weekend revealed a carpet of spring beauties, anemones, trout lillies, skunk cabbage, and bloodroot.  These forest dwelling spring ephemerals find this the perfect time to sprout, with longer days providing more sunshine, and the still-dormant canopy trees allowing all the sunshine to reach the forest floor. 

For more about the important role these forests, and other natural areas, play in supporting the Huron River’s water quality, and what HRWC is doing to protect them, check out our Bioreserve Project

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Spring wildflowers form a carpet under the forest canopy

Anemone in Dhu Varren Woods in Ann Arbor
Spring beauties in Dhu Varren Woods
Trout Lillies are blooming in Dhu Varren Woods in Ann Arbor