Related Programs: Morning EditionAll Things Considered Audio Guide to Spring: April 24 By Peter Payette • Apr 24, 2020 Related Programs: Morning EditionAll Things Considered ShareTweetEmail Sometimes it takes a sharp eye to spot spring beauties when they first emerge. This photograph was taken on April 20 at Fruithaven Nature Preserve in Benzie County. Credit Cheryl Bartz On the guide this week: the sky dance of woodcocks, the appetite and torpor of bats and the first spring flowering ephemerals. Listen Listening... / 2:45 Listen to IPR's Audio Guide to Spring for April 24, 2020 Hepatica have distinctive three-lobed leaves that are evergreen. Credit Cheryl Bartz Thanks to Cheryl Bartz, Larry Mawby and Leslie Hamp for production help. Tags: Audio Guide to the SeasonsNorthern MichiganoutdoorsNewsShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Audio Guide to Spring: April 17 By Peter Payette • Apr 17, 2020 Cheryl Bartz On the guide today: how eastern chipmunks use social distancing, the danger of overharvesting ramps and the sonic power of ruffed grouse. The video we mention, produced by the Ruffed Grouse Society, is here. Thanks to Cheryl Bartz, Larry Mawby and Leslie Hamp for production help. Audio Guide to Spring: April 10 By Peter Payette • Apr 10, 2020 Leslie Hamp On the audio guide today: the first butterflies of spring, nesting bald eagles and oak wilt. Also, a good reason to put off raking up all that leafy debris in your yards. You can report sightings of turtles and other reptiles and amphibians to the Michigan Herp Atlas. Listen Listening... / 3:01 Listen to IPR's Audio Guide to Spring for April 10, 2020.