Sunday, 6 March 2011

Early spring survey

Our survey walk today had 5 walkers. Snowdrops were lovely: St Mary's Wood (viewed from edge) - c5 small patches, heavily ivied. Better in Churchyard (see picture) - one large area, many small. Lesser Celandine leaves along the stream throughout, extensive above Brook Bridge, dominant over c 350 sq metres in St Mary's Hollow, small patches in Brook Wood. More, see Comments  - George


  1. Other survey records: A pair of Long-tailed Tits were by the stream in St Mary's Wood and John Cooper spotted the male of the Bullfinch pair below the roundabout. Here also was a new plant, Jointed Rush. Nice mosses on the Churchyard wall. The Black Spleenwort fern colony in Front Street had 11 plants, these need to be checked later when they have more growth.

  2. For a discussion on how native Snowdrops may be as a British plant, see the Sandbach Environment Trail blog (link on right) for 27th Feb, - George