Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 77196 times)

woollypigs

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1125 on: November 28, 2018, 02:06:57 pm »
doh forgot to write this last week and take a snap. Cherry Blossom is in full go here.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1126 on: December 13, 2018, 01:06:40 pm »
'Sticky Buds' on the chestnut trees.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1127 on: December 14, 2018, 10:10:27 am »
'Sticky Buds' on the chestnut trees.  :thumbsup:

That's what we call the Ash buds - and they've been around for some weeks now.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1128 on: December 14, 2018, 10:03:33 pm »
Little honeysuckle leaves in Daffern's Wood yesterday. Since the maximum temperature was around 2 Celsius & today was a tad cooler, they may have second thoughts...

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1129 on: January 06, 2019, 10:28:47 am »
Crocuses
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1130 on: January 06, 2019, 04:32:29 pm »
I saw my first lambs of the year today.  :D

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1131 on: January 06, 2019, 04:49:28 pm »
Blackbirds are scrapping.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1132 on: January 10, 2019, 09:06:06 pm »
Birds are singing. On yesterdays hour & a half ride to the work party I counted 7 blue tits, 7 coal tits, 2 great tits (plus a probable which was hard to distinguish form a much nearer blue tit), 2 robins & a wren. The contrast between the great tits was intriguing. one was singing the textbook two-note song; the other was improvising in a big way, without any audible competition.
Then at the reserve, as we were clearing scrub at the sides of a ride, a carpet of small primrose leaves became visible. Hopefully a bit more sunlight will encourage them.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1133 on: January 12, 2019, 03:26:13 pm »
Crocuses

Ah. Now they are more developed, I see that they are not crocuses.
 

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What are they called?
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woollypigs

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1134 on: January 12, 2019, 04:40:37 pm »
weed, get the roundup on them or nuke from orbit ... oh it ain't a monster it a green outdoor thing that some calls flower

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1135 on: January 13, 2019, 10:00:09 am »
I saw my first lambs of the year today.  :D

But the mint won't be through for weeks. :o
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1136 on: January 13, 2019, 04:50:31 pm »
Crocuses

Ah. Now they are more developed, I see that they are not crocuses.
 

20190112_105050
by Basil W, on Flickr

What are they called?

Thomasinia - they are a type of crocus.

Our Daphne is about to flower, the Aconites are flowering too, and so is the Sarcacocca.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1137 on: January 13, 2019, 05:32:22 pm »
First dead badger of the year!

(Also some sportsballists stopping traffic by moving the goalposts.)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1138 on: January 17, 2019, 03:42:22 pm »
Just realised that there are several baa-lambs visible in the field opposite.
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