Trees in flower and grasses emerging boosted the count to 68 species. Again nothing remarkable though oddly I could not find any bluebells, merely a small clump of the Spanish flower, Hyacinthoides hispanica. Midland Hawthorn (Cratageus laevigata) which flowers earlier than its sibling, the usual Hawthorn (Cratageus monogyra) was far more widespread than I had expected. I have assumed that the Cornsalad which lined one of the village roads was the common one (Valerianella locusta) rather than one of the other 4 species, and will check when the fruits emerge - unless the village warden tidies them away before then.
|Midland Hawthorn Flowers|
|Midland Hawthorn Leaves|
Oaks were beginning to flower but there were galls already on the flower buds.