|Taken on the same day 2 years apart, no surprises that the Wood Anemones are late this year. George is aged 14 in the first pic and 16 in 2013.|
|This year the Wood anemones are sat ready and waiting for a little more warmth before carpeting the woodland floor|
Winter has still such a big grip on the forest. When we stopped for a breather there was little bird song to hear, just the occasional Siskin and Redpoll plus the call of a Buzzard flying over. It's hard to believe that in 10 days time the first Nightingales will be returning to this cold and bare woodland.