Saturday, 6 February 2016

Hibernations and Signs of Spring

These common snails have found a nice place to hibernate in Colinton Dell

while the orange ladybirds are still huddling together in their fence posts

Meanwhile all around there are signs of Spring, from these snowdrops

and these hazel catkins

 if you look carefully in the photo below, you can also see the tiny red female flowers
We were also happy to see the earth star fungi are still out, this one shows the star structure very well





10 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Lovely sohts, will look out for the red hazel flowers myself in the park. Would love to find a huddle of snails or ladybirds

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Tu as le sens de l'observation, comme beaucoup de poète. Tes photos sont rès intéressantes.
Belle soirée en amitié.

Roger

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Gosh, we're still in the depths of winter. Lovely seeing your signs!

(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Dartford Warbler said...

I love the orange ladybirds. Not sure I have seen those before. We do have harlequins but they come in all sorts of colour and spot combinations.

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful shots. I gather spring is coming earlier this year. :-)

Greetings from London.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Starting to see the signs ...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Beautiful pictures you have shared and love all the signs that Spring is on its way there - the snowdrops are sweet.
Happy Sunday
hugs
Carolyn

Lowcarb team member said...

It is so nice to see all your photo's.
I just love seeing snowdrops, and aren't the catkins great too.

Enjoy your Sunday

All the best Jan

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Interesting shots.
Many greetings!

Lynn said...

Lovely signs of spring!