Take a walk with the director of Ecological Sustainability, Carolyn Cromer, as she looks at native spring wildflowers around Nazareth campus. Ephemeral wildflowers are an early spring treat in moist woodlands and lawns. These short-lived plants take advantage of warming spring soils and the sunshine that streams through leafless trees. By the time the trees leaf out, the spring ephemerals have bloomed and fruited and are dying back for another year. Nazareth is home to many native spring wildflowers, and another way the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are helping to care for the Earth.