Walking in the woods in Spring is a sensory delight. The leafs of the trees are not fully out yet and the sunlight dapples on the forest floor. There is the fresh smell of growth everywhere and the birds and small mammals create a concert of sounds. That was the setting for my walk on the Lake Loop trail at the Beaver Lake Nature Center near Baldwinsville, New York.
Some of the sights I encountered was what has been called Umbrella Plants (top left in collage) but I am not sure what they are. Anybody know? The ferns were just unraveling and would soon be creating food from the bright sunlight above. The Red Maples, having finished flowering for the season, were extending their food producing machines of thousands of young leafs from their branches.
Spring, when Nature starts anew. Enjoy!
UPDATE: The mystery plants have been identified. They are Mayapples and even Wikipedia describes them as umbrella-like. :)