Thursday 20 March 2014

Flowering Times - First Day of Spring

Today is the Spring Equinox - 20 March 2014 16.57GMT
We have had a warm "late winter".
 Rain and strong winds were forecast for later today - So I went out on a morning walk.
I challenged a friend on the internet to look for wild flowers in flower. - So I made a record of what I saw.

And found 12 Wild plants in flower:
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) (just)
Goat willow (Salix caprea)
Early Scurvy-grass (Cochlearia danica) (Only 1 plant in flower)  (Stainforth)
Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa)
Dog's Mercury (Mercurialis perennis)
Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)
Town Hall Clock (Adoxa moschatellina)
Primrose (Primula vulgaris) (just)
Opposite-leaved Golden-Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium oppostifolium)
Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia) (just)
Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua)

I saw a Grey-squirrel and a Dipper.
And Great Tit and Chaffinch.
And a run-over hen on the road footpath

I saw some not-open Sloe and not-open Rue-leaved Saxifrage.
and a few bottles and cans in the verge.
There was a Prunus type tree in flower in someone's garden.

And found an interesting lichen (to be identified) at Stackhouse.) and No Syntrichia on trees near the river at Stainforth.


in other places I have seen Groundsel and Spring Whitlow-grass

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