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Buttercups defy winter to pave way for spring

A clump of buttercups are among the first flowers of the coming season. (Mike Prager)
A clump of buttercups are among the first flowers of the coming season. (Mike Prager)

NATURE — Less than two weeks after single-digit temperatures chilled the region, the cheery buttercups — bold, ground-hugging harbingers of spring — were blooming in profusion around the Dishman Hills Natural area, according to Jeff Lambert of the Dishman Hills Conservancy.




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