Audio postcard: Early spring violets in bloom

A close-up of purple flowers.
Birdfoot violets at Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area.
Courtesy of Kelly Povo

Our resident Morning Edition wildflower chasers Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo have been out and about, letting us know where the earliest spring flowers are starting to pop up.

They recently sent us an audio postcard from a stretch of protected land in Washington County called the Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area.

They chose this spot because it's known for its violets. Root and Povo found a beautiful display of these tiny purple flowers last year, and wanted to see if they could spot them again.

Click on the audio player above to hear an audio postcard of their adventure.

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