Snowdrops showing at Kings Heath Park (10th January 2017)
In the midst of winter with arctic conditions forecast and many species yearning the warmer months ahead, we might gain meagre solace, desiring the coming spring, as we witness plants, such as Winter Flowering Cherry, other Prunus species, snowdrops and camelia, to name a few, already in flower.
Over the next few weeks we can expect many changes in the wild, providing us with hopeful signs, positive thoughts and optimism for the year ahead.
|The meadow at Cannon Hill, early January 2017|
|The meadow is flat and somewhat lifeless at the moment|
|Many plants are evident as prostrate rosettes, hardy specimens|
able to withstand winter temperatures (Knapweed spp)