Here comes Spring

I have just got in from a walk in the sunshine with no coat!! What a lovely feeling. Yesterday we went for a walk in a local wood. It is a patch of ancient woodland mainly oak and ash. There is an interesting understory full of guelder rose and crab apples.

This wood is full of fallen trees covered in moss and lichen . There are thousands of ash saplings forming little low forests.

What was great to see was the signs of spring . There were bluebell leaves up, lords and ladies in leaf. There were dogs Mercury uncurling and primroses galore and some just in flower. A lovely feeling that spring is coming.

On this walk we encountered a stoat, bullfinches and a red kite. Looking forward to more walks where I can ditch the coat!

Golden crab apples

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