The lower pool at Donington, near Albrighton, almost covered in pondweed early in April.
Goose on Bag Pool in Baggeridge Park.
A mass of lichen on gravestones at Tong.
The lichen here is lower on the surface of the stone.
The same two stones as in the top picture. with the lichens on the base of the preaching cross behind.
Abundant lichen growing all over a bench on the green at Pattingham.
This blackbird was waiting until there was no-one around before it went after bread left for the ducks by Badger pool.
This old-looking bracket fungus was one of several growing on a tree stump in Baggeridge Park recently.
May, but well out before the start of that month.
Buds before they opened.
Last year’s seeds with their downy surround were still on this plant early in April. The new leaves were coming out further down the branches.
This year’s growth of stalk and leaf from a cow parsley.
Canalside rushes flowering. The blur in the artier picture above is from the movement of the plant in the gusty wind. The other shot was of a more sheltered plant just yards further along the bank.
Spotted a couple of days ago by the Stafford Road / M54 roundabout, a spot where they grow regularly. These are the first wild poppies I’ve noticed this year.