It’s spring in Stuyvesant Cove Park! It seemed like the weather would never warm up this year, but the first spring ephemerals are blooming and now is the perfect time to catch them before they’re gone for the season.
Some of the species currently in bloom include Virginia bluebells, violets, trout liles, zizia and bleeding hearts (pictured). While the zizia could bloom for months, the others will be gone within weeks, to be replaced by the next wave of flowers.
And if you’re REALLY interested in native wildflowers, join Solar One for Wildflower Day on Saturday May 12th from 10am-1pm. Suitable for all ages, Wildflower Day activities will include soil explorations, native plant potting, making seed bombs and our annual Ladybug Release*! Please RSVP to murphy[at]solar1[dot]org.
*UPDATE: Due to a lack of availability, we will not be releasing Ladybugs this Saturday.