A New Growing Season

Winter Aconite - Eranthis Hyemalis

In the hedgerows catkins hang from the hazel, the first bright green buds adorn the hanging boughs of the willow and on the woodland floor, winter aconites begin to fade  as clusters of snowdrops grab the limelight before the canopy closes in.

Spring has arrived and nature starts a new growing cycle as Man starts his – planting for a new season and stripping hedgerows -indescrimantly removing the flowering and fruiting shoots that would have formed a vital food source for our indiginous invertabrates, small mammals and birds.

The world is a year older, but we are none the wiser?

Striped hedgrow

Snowdrop - Galanthus Nivalis

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