Already on April 29, we saw Wood Violets (V. lobata along the Chowchilla Mountain Road near Wawona (about 4200 feet in elevation). Big score last weekend when Steer's Heads (Dicentra uniflora) were in bloom near Summit Meadow and the first Marsh Marigold was coming out in Summit Meadow. Meanwhile, the lupines are about a foot tall in the yard and the dogwoods have just come into full bloom.
Meanwhile, the May 1 snow survey is in. The water content of the snowpack is 26% of average for the Tuolumne drainage and 36% of average for the Merced drainage. Looks like it will be a dry summer!