If you go down to the woods…

While those of us in the southern hemisphere head towards winter, those in the northern hemisphere are beginning to experience the joys of spring! Shelagh has already begun to see signs of spring, with the longer, warmer days triggering flowering in many trees species, such as hazel, mistletoe and yew. Whilst the male cones and catkins are usually easy to see, particularly when releasing vast clouds of pollen (which unfortunately causes seasonal hay fever in many people), the female flowers and cones are often small, but nonetheless, very striking!

 cupressus glabraalder female cone

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