We embarked on our final winter walk of the season on April 28th, immediately after the 7th annual HW Greene Grilled Cheese Challenge in Corson Hall. It has become a tradition for the President of Cornell University to be a judge in the competition, and this year was no different with our new Prez, Martha Pollack, in attendance.
On this spectacular spring day in the upper 70s (>15 degrees F warmer than average) we headed to Shindagin Hollow State Forest, a spot knows for its spring wildflowers. Twas a great crowd of eager naturalists, with undergrads (Patty, Kevin, Silvia, Bea, and Aliya), graduate students (Lina, Renee, Nick, Young), postdocs (Patty and Aino), faculty (Anurag, Jennifer) and citizen scientists (Pat, Norman, Anna). Here are some of the highlights of what we saw.