ostrich fern - it comes up every year and the wind breaks its leaves to pieces before June...
bleeding heart - second year
violets - the quintessential self-sower
at least in terms of acceptable flowers - because of course the dandelion is without a doubt the best and most prolific self-sower.
dq told me today that the dandelion was named because someone looked at it and thought it was dandy and their friend thought it looked like a lion's mane and so it was a dandylion.
early this spring the chickadees had claimed the bluebird nesting box, however, a couple of weeks ago, I witnessed a three way battle for the box between two pairs of bluebirds and the chickadees - I think this is the male from the winning pair.