Spring Beauties

On the heels of chilly April showers, May is the time when Wisconsin’s bashful spring really takes hold. Birds arrive from the south, frog choruses fill the night, and plants green up. In the forests and fields, there are also many splashes of color as blossoms explode in time to provide critical food for birds and bees.

Among the many blooms of spring, some of the loveliest are also with us for the shortest time. This group of woodland flowers are known as spring ephemerals. One common trait among spring ephemerals is their ability to bloom quickly as temperatures begin to rise. This gives them the benefit of access to full sunshine long before any other plants leaf out. The results are spectacular as these small plants carpet the woods in color and greenery after a long winter.

Spring ephemerals include trout lilies, bloodroot, Dutchman’s breeches, Virginia spring beauties, jack-in-the pulpits, and, of course, trilliums. With delicate petals and a stunning array of colors, these petite flowers pack a mighty colorful punch. But the bloom is brief, so enjoy it today!

Some of the best places to see this beautiful show are close to Horicon Bank branches. Whether you head to High Cliff State Park near Appleton, Horicon Marsh, Ridge Run County Park near West Bend, or the Mequon Nature Preserve, be sure to take in the ephemeral show this May in a forest near you.

Like spring ephemerals, Horicon Bank offers a beautiful mix of services which pack a mighty punch to help customers reach their dreams. With great rates on CDs, convenient savings options, helpful checking, trust services, HELOC and traditional mortgages, as well as an excellent business banking options, Horicon Bankers can help you reach any financial goal.

Horicon Bank is the Natural Choice to help reach your dreams of home ownership, business expansion, higher education, and so much more! We are here to help you achieve your personal and business goals. We are available to serve you anywhere on the map and online. Stop by a branch, use our Virtual Teller machines, or tap our online app today to learn more about our Bankers, services, and many locations to conveniently serve you!

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