A pair of swans feeding by a reed bed on the Birmingham canal in Deepfields. The traffic on the bridge carrying the Black Country Route was rumbling nearby.
Video of Canada geese feeding on the lake in West Park on Valentine’s Day.
This hawthorn, growing by the side of the Staffs & Worcs canal near Compton, is shaped as formerly part of a waterside hedge.
This appears to be a ball of moss growing on a hawthorn bush. Is it a birds’ nest?
The profusion of catkins on this hazel looked like a waterfall or pouring rain.
This huge rock was brought to Wolverhampton from north Wales by glaciers during the Ice Age. It was discovered in Oak Street, and put up in West Park in 1881. The face pointing into the prevailing wind and rain is now covered in lichen.
I liked the mix of strong colour in these blackberry leaves in mid-February.
The soft, fluffy-looking catkins beginning to come out in mid-February.
Lichen growing on the quarry face of the former sandstone quarry behind Wightwick Mill lock.
A view further along the bough brought down by a gale already featured in the post yesterday.
Another in the series of lichen on tombstones; these from Beckbury churchyard.
The gales in February brought down a lot of branches. This is the bough of some kind of exotic cedar, which had landed resting on a wall, conveniently at eye level.