Bulging Buds- Lengthening daylight and increased radiation from the sun are triggering trees and shrubs to send the last of their energy reserves to the buds in anticipation for the coming spring and melting snowpack.
Top: AMC's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in the foreground with Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines looming above. Taken 3/20/15.
Right: Hobblebush flower and leaf buds are patiently waiting to open.
Above: A Red Maple’s buds are ready to break out of their protective waxy shells.
Photos courtesy of Stefan Shapiro, AMC Guide