After a month away in the sun I was pleased to get back to see how our wood was getting on. Spring has sprung and even in our wood which is always a bit behind due to its elevation the Silver Birch are showing little green leaves, nothing on the Oak and Beech yet.
A few wild flowers are out. Not Bluebells but some woodland wild flowers like Barren Strawberry and Wood Anemone. I was pleased to see some Celandine had sprung up near the entrance. I do not purposely introduce any species into our wood, all is natural but I suspect the Celandine was brought in on mud on the tyres of my truck. The Yellow Archangel was planted I suspect by a local resident and is the variegated version.
I was also pleased to find that my certificate for ‘Woodland Books of the Year had arrived’. So I now have a set; Best Blog, Woodland Website and Woodland Book.
Also spring has sprung for the birds and mammals, Lots of Chiffchaffs and Willow warblers were singing and I saw several flitting about, also a Song Thrush was belting it out.