Signs of Spring

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Blackthorn in full blossom: Hut Glade
Branches of blackthorn
Close-up of blackthorn blossom
Hornbeam catkins
Both male and female catkins are present
Compared to the ornamental cherry trees we see on our verges and in gardens, the Wild Cherry is less spectacular
Young cherry along the old bridlepath
Cherry blossom

Alongside Cuffley Brook in the NE corner of the wood, look out for:

Lesser Celandine
Wood Anenome

We also find ‘domestic escapes’ along the south of the wood, spreading from the gardens along The Ridgeway:

Lesser Periwinkle

In the next few weeks, look out for the Bluebells. The very first have started to appear:-

Early bluebell
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