Friday 22 April 2016

Spring is finally here!

Up in the woods in Denbighshire this week, leaves are beginning to appear. Only just out, can you recognise these? I'm not sure I would if I didn't know the spot and wasn't looking for it specifically (scroll down for a more unfurled picture)!

I love this time of year when the woodland spring flowers really are coming out. Bluebells are now beginning to open in their masses, the verges of the A55 are yellow with cowslips, the primroses are everywhere and I do love wood anemones. 

Wood anemone - Anemone nemorosa
 Sadly I can't join the Merioneth naturalists on their visit to Coed Dolbebin today, and I also missed the BSBI meeting at the Great Orme last weekend. But nevertheless the field season is beginning and I do hope to get out a lot more and meet plenty of Welsh botanists in the field this year.

And that seedling I saw at the top of the page? Scroll down if you want to see - one of our really distinctive and certainly not a common plant...

Herb Paris - Paris quadrifolia