Blackthorn, or it’s fruity relative the Wild Plum, is one of the earliest wildflowers to blossom at Bradlaugh Fields
At this time of year you will see a little water running down the hill naturally. Come Summer this will completely dry away. This path needs more wood-chips laying down if people are to be able to access Bradlaugh Fields properly!
Fresh catkins are out, while the fallen Poplar branch from the Autumn gales is nothing more than a pile of twigs now. And what a scar is left on the tree!
This Poplar blew across the path a few weeks ago providing a handy fitness aid for walkers in Bradlaugh Fields. A few more and we coud have our own adventure playground! Dogs like it too. Great chew sticks.
Originally posted on Jeff Ollerton's Biodiversity Blog:
Next week has been designated Pollinator Awareness Week (PAW) by Defra and there are events and profile-raising activities going on all over the country. The motivation behind the PAW is (quote) “to bring attention to the essential needs of pollinators and the simple actions that we can all take…