Kalamazoo's wildflower season continues to develop with new species in bloom. Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) will come to its peak over the next couple of weeks but a few early plants were already in flower.
Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) is flowering now and many more will open over the next weeks.
Hepatica, which was just opening a week ago, is near its peak now. New leaves, which appear after the flowers, were just starting to emerge.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.