Last week’s walk was not so great, the weather against us, no sparkling sun. But there were plenty of signs of new life. And at this early-year that counts for much.
You might not think this is new life yet within each gall is a gall-wasp larva, munching its way to the outside world
New shoots on the Rose rugosa, a naturalised rose that grows on the dunes and heath
Alexanders, the earliest umbellifer, introduced to Britain by the Romans… and see, there’s a fly! Must be spring.
Woodland ivy and ferns… ever green
Honeysuckle… the leaves appear in December and often suffer front-burn
Well, it’s green; some fungi never disappear
While others leave signs of where they’ve been
But what we’re really looking for is this…
Hope you liked these early signs of spring. Let’s see what this week’s walk brings