15th February


Drumboe Wood.


Heavy sleet and hail showers, which abruptly halted my visit.

The basal rosette of Foxglove has started to make new growth.


A fungus that has been waiting to get onto my pages for quite some time. Witches Broom  - Taphrina betulina - causes the Birch to make ball-like clusters of thin twigs that can be seen from a distance. This is a young growth just starting.


I plan to 'do' mosses this year. This tiny species grows on vertical earth banks. Capsules about 3 mm at most. Pogonatum sp.

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