Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Late Wood Anemones

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
 Our first big day's bike ride through Orlestone forest on Saturday wasn't too bad. It snowed a little, but as it hasn't rained much for the last 3 weeks, the tracks are drying and are now passable.

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.

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