Japanese Barberry, Berberis thunbergii, can be found sparsely in a few locations around the lake. Its long slender thorns can be easy to miss, especially once it leafs out.
Yes, by it name we can assume that it's a traveler, coming into New England around 1875. It is considered invasive, but what's in a name? It's beautiful and certainly isn't overtaking anything as far as I can see.
A couple of views of the flower buds...
Tomorrow, we start the bird series! Until then, here's a shot of a lovely couple during last evening's sunset.