At first blush, this past spring was a very uneventful wildflower season with almost no spring flowers to see and reward the few visitors and volunteers alike who ventured forth to the Reserve this year. With the Reserve closed last spring due to COVID19, the timing of this drought year couldn’t have been worse; two lost seasons in a row. This has certainly happened in the past, so it’s an opportunity to learn patience. The enthralling wildflower displays will return.With the volunteer researchers focus on observing the natural ebb and flow of the Reserve’s ecology, this season was not a complete loss because it gave an opportunity to gain a better understanding and appre-ciation, for the adaptability of Mother Nature and how that adaptability allows the natural community to maintain itself. This year is not the first, nor will it be the last time, extreme winter weather conditions have limited the spring wildflower displays. Within nature’s adaptability, however, there is always the abil-ity to recover. Winters of extreme weather, be it extremely wet winters or extremely dry winters, help to emphasize the observable limits of nature’s adaptability.This past winter/spring was the second driest over the last twenty four years as seen in the plot. The red line is the average seasonal rainfall over the last twenty four years.