Spent the last day of winter walking beside the river Tees through woodland downstream of Egglestone Abbey in Teesdale. The pace of spring is picking up!
Sunlight streaming through hart's tongue fern fronds, revealing the herringbone pattern of sori underneath.
Ivy berries ripening fast - a fine crop, food for many birds.
Wood anemones coming into flower.
Male cones of yew releasing pollen
Golden saxifrage in full bloom.