March 19th - Happy first day of Spring! After some rain and snow this winter we are patiently looking forward to a colorful spring full of vibrant wildflower blooms. In the meantime, dormant plants are beginning to grow back their fresh green foliage, like this desert almond shrub. As desert almond begins to photosynthesize again, western tent caterpillars will work to create web-like nests on its twigs and feed on the leaves. Come July, adults will start to emerge as brown moths.