Despite the very grey and wet weather we managed to get out for a walk in Tyrrel's Wood close to home this afternoon. Mainly I wanted to check the progress of 'our' Early Purple Orchids which grow in just one spot in the wood. I was pleased to see some kind soul has roped the area off and put a sign up to prevent trampling because many are right on the edge of the path. There was one plant very nearly out but it was pleasing to note a lot more rosettes than last year so hopefully it'll be a good year for them. Also out in profusion were Early Dog Violets, Lesser Celandines, Dogs Mercury, Herb Robert and the first Bluebells. Avian highlights were 2 Nuthatches, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaffs and Blackcap.
Yesterday, while out we stumbled upon a nice patch of Summer Snowflakes.