Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Last Day of Winter in Teesdale

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.


  1. I have a yew tree flowering at the park, the male cones bring a nice splash of colour, took me a while to find the name of the tree ( new to trees ) as the tree book I have doesn't show it flowering. So thanks for the photo you have posted as now I can make a propper ID.

    1. The male cones are quite conspicuous but it's much harder to find the ovules on female trees!

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    1. One of my favourites, especially in spring