Another rainy day yielded these photos taken locally.
A red maple: I think displaying flowering buds, at various stages:
These certainly look like female Acer rubrum flowers.
This appears to be an earlier version of the above, with stamens also attached:
Advanced leaf in a microclimate next to a south-facing rock…
Female house sparrow, I think….
Early Saxifrage peeking over the rock ..
Terminal flower bud of one of the Viburnums: Probably nudum var. cassinoides . I think that it is a Northern Wild Raisin because this is within an area where they are plentiful.
Elderberry … Sambucus:
In spite of reading this very technical, well illustrated article I still cannot determine what these structures are:
Above and below: Very different sporangia!
First glimpse of Ontario’s Flower:
I am using a bit of a different publishing method this time. We’ll see how it works out.