24th April


Forestry with deciduous 'amenity planting' at the edges. Dull but warm and dry.
In the last two days all the deciduous trees have made tremendous progress. Everywhere is green, now.


These are the leaves of the Beech tree, just emerging from their sheaths.

Two insects. A tiny (4mm) beetle on the Marsh Thistle, and a fly (1cm) on the Dandelion.



A solitary mushroom (Panaeolus fimicola) growing where the Spotted orchids will soon be sprouting. Spores are very dark brown, lemon-shaped. Cap 15mm across. 


This is an early glimpse of the Rose-bay Willowherb. The young shoots are very red, this year.

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