The Orange Tip

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Early Aconites

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Along with some patches of snowdrops just coming into flower, the winter aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) are out up over the woodland glade. Although there aren’t a huge number of them, it’s a welcome site in an otherwise stark landscape up there. The buttercup family resemblance brings with it a sudden yearning for summer.

Sleepy Toad

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While working in one of the borders this morning I came across a very sleepy young toad, overwintering under some plantain leaves. I moved him to a less disturbed area of the garden.

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2012

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