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First Flowers

Saturday, February 12th 2011

As the sun broke through the clouds bringing warmth to the reserve the long winter silence was broken.  As if on cue the resurgent bird song reminded us that the days are stretching and spring is somewhere on the way. 

ladybirds on a tree trunk

There were five Kidney-Spot ladybirds out and about on the Ash making the most of the sunshine; elsewhere flowers of the early species had started to make an appearance.

After a period of tenacity and patience, as the branches swayed in the breeze, a decent photograph was eventually captured of this very delicate Hazel flower. 

hazel flower

On the Moorland Trail our first Gorse flowers were spotted which the Roe Deer promptly started eating!

gorse flower

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