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

Buttercups defy winter to pave way for spring

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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FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

Shooting stars, delicate wildlfowers, about 5 inches tall. (Jaime Johnson)

Look down, hikers, and count your lucky stars 

WILDFLOWERS -- Shooting stars are among the most delicate and fascinating wildflowers, sprouting about 5 inches tall at different elevations, in damp to not-so-damp wild areas, from early spring well into summer. They're also very difficult to photograph, although you wouldn't know it by this...

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