Nature Pick: Buttercups and Bluebirds


Last updated 3/16/2021 at 2:10pm

Rick Clark

Buttercups in snow

With sunshiny days and warm weather, it's difficult not to start thinking about spring. One of the first harbingers of spring in the Lincoln Valley is the sagebrush buttercup, or Ranunculus glaberrimus.

Buttercups are one of the first flowers to bloom in the Rocky Mountain west and the flowers can be found locally by mid-to-late March. They prefer sunny damp slopes and, as the name suggests, ar...

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