Audio postcard: Finding flowers after April's big winter storm

A snow trillium flower In the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden.
A snow trillium flower In the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden on April 8.
Courtesy Kelly Povo

We last checked in with Minnesota wildflower experts Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo in March, for early signs of spring blooms (they found skunk cabbage.)

That was before a winter storm swept across Minnesota in mid-April, so Root and Povo recently went to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary in Minneapolis to see whether they could still find snow trillium, which they'd spotted there before the storm.

Root and Povo are the authors of "Searching for Minnesota's Native Wildflowers." You can learn more about the book and their work at their website.

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