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Waiting for Spring

Saturday, February 15th 2014

At this time of year signs of spring are eagerly awaited.  Sometimes imagination does play a part!  Could this photograph of the willow carr in the Scrapes be just showing a little green?

A hint of green in the Scrapes?

Although the reed bed is in its winter 'plumage' it makes a beautiful photograph against blue sky.

The reed bed against blue sky

Reed Buntings have been seen flying into the reed bed and Water Vole prints have been found on the mink raft in the Scrapes.  No frogs yet though.

There are other colours to be seen if tree twigs are closely examined.  Alder buds are purple.

Purple Alder buds

Hazel buds are green, with just a hint of red.

Green Hazel buds

Ash buds are black.

Black Ash buds

Lichens provide a splash of colour.

Yellow lichen

Although vehemently denied the race is on as to who can find the first frog, the first Primrose and the first Hazel flower!  Watch this space!

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