More Spring Photos

Wednesday, March 30th 2022

Back to cold, wet and windy weather this week, but the warmth and sunshine made a difference around the reserve last week.  Goat Willow started to burst and the stamens appeared with plenty of pollen.

Having watched the bees return to the indoor hive covered in pollen and with huge pollen sacs, it was a different matter when I tried to photograph them.  There was only one heading into the hive.  Some of the pollen would be from the willow.

Coltsfoot is also a source of pollen for the bees.

Lesser Celandine was beginning to open along the path edges.  We have fun counting the petals to see if we can find a flower with more than 12 petals.

Common Toads will not be enjoying the return of winter weather.  These two look as though they are saying hello, or talking about where they have spent the winter?

Thank you again, to Tim for some of these photos.


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