Monday, 21 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Ivy berries. Ivy - Hedera helix - is an important plant for wildlife. The berries ripen in late winter when there are few other berries about.
Ivy flowers from a photo taken previously.
Hazel catkins against a blue sky.
The attractive bark on a silver birch tree.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
There is also a goldfinch on the lower perch.
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Ash keys silhouetted against a clear blue sky. All the keys in the direction of the prevailing wind. The black buds of the ash are also beginning to appear, reputedly one of the deepest blacks in nature.
Elsewhere in the Walk pussy willow and hazel catkins appearing.
After the recent stormy weather a tree trunk lies fallen at the beginning of the Walk. The tree had been dead for some time,an elm that had succombed to Dutch elm disease.