On my walk along the river, I was reminded of this trick nature plays. By July, the riverbank will be inundated with a thick mat of invasive species – knotweed, mugwort and porcelain berry. They will choke all of a small list of native species out of competition. However, right now, miniature tulips, snowdrop and helleborus are in full color.
I’m not sure, but for now, these flowers hold a little of the ecological wonder and make my walk along the river a little more enjoyable.