6 May 1856

by layman k

Our earliest currant out. Oat spawn showing little pollywogs (?) in meadow water. The horse-chestnut and mountain-ash leafing. Knawel out at Clamshell; how long? Cerastium out there under the bank. That curly white birch there has about done running sap. Equisetum sylvaticum a day or two on the ditch bank there

from the journals of Henry David Thoreau