Flower Power!

Thursday, March 29th 2012

Several people came to help identify moths yesterday.157 moths of 12 different species were recorded including Twin-spotted Quaker, Common Quaker, Early Grey and Hebrew Character.

Moth identification

Many trees are starting to flower. The Larch flowers are spectacular as can be seen below.

Larch flower

Blackthorn is beginning to flower and this beautiful swathe is down in the area that was cleared on one of the winter worky days.

Blackthorn in flower

The Willows are beginning to bloom too.

Willow

Ash and Hazel are also in flower now. 16 wildflowers are out already including Celandine, Barren Strawberry and Bluebell. Wood Anemone has joined the list in the last few days.

Wood Anemone

Coltsfoot is still going strong!

Coltfoot

Dog Violet is springing up alongside the pathways.

Dog Violet

Thanks to Elizabeth, Ann and Ruth for carrying out a flower walk and taking these beautiful photographs. Thanks also to Tony, Mike and David who planted the last (honestly)! few trees of the Jubilee Wood and removed algae from some of the ponds. 


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