By the same entrance to West Park as the azalea in the post above.
A primitive, non-flowering plant, and doesn’t it look odd.
Pictured for the record. In my opinion bluebells are only interesting when in flower.
Honey bee getting nectar from a dandelion.
Chickweed flowers are tiny and delicate.
Common by the banks of streams and canals.
Rocky Lock is just downstream from Greensforge on the Staffs and Worcs canal. This is one of the sections of the canal which is cut through sandstone, which can be seen forming the cliff on the opposite bank. The cliff supports a healthy growth of plants and lichen.
Hawthorn blossom (“May”) flowering yesterday in what must be a favoured spot. Most bushes don’t even have signs of the buds yet.
This is from a springtime return to the section of the Staffs and Worcs canal pictured when the canal was frozen.
Birch polypores could be used to sharpen old-fashioned cut-throat razors. The birch tree these were growing on was by the road in Sutton Park. The trunk was in effect a ten foot tall stump, lacking any branches.
Leaf buds on an apple tree, here from the Garden of Moseley Old Hall.
The Million is Forestry Commission woodland north of Kinver.