I grew up with Forsythia bushes all around, their bright yellow blossoms a sure sign of spring. My thoughts are to only present species that grow wildly around the lake, meaning no around-the-yard plantings allowed. I found small Forsythia in two places close to the shoreline so I'm slipping some in here.
There are quite a few dandelions popping out, all with flower heads snug against the ground. It's hard to tell from the photo but if you look closely, you'll see some ants at work. I wonder if there's pollen or nectar to be harvested?