This continuing catalogue of life along Little Crum Creek seems increasingly filled with introduced species.
As yet hard-pressed to find the bloodroot, mayapple, or trout lily lately blooming in Ridley Creek State Park and the nearby Crum Woods, I have finally found something native.
Clinging to a fringe of space between the ground ivy and grass, spring beauty blooms downstream along Ridley Park Lake.
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Since these shots, spring beauty has caught my eye at a few spots upstream, including our usual view of the creek, and on several neighborhood lawns.