Spring 2022

Cuckoo heard calling from the fields between Stratford Road and Old Sarum  6 May 2022

A male (left of image with red head) and female swallow perching on the telephone wires near Mill Lane. 6 May 2022

Blue Tit in Nestbox

Blue Tit in Nestbox

3 days ago there wasn't any nesting material in this nestbox in Stratford. Despite the overnight frosts of the past few days, a nest is now under construction. 3 April 2022 Image: triggered by the occupant.

Lesser Celandine, (Ficaria verna), Stratford Road

Lesser Celandine, (Ficaria verna), Stratford Road

Spotted & identified by John Winders "The first I've seen in flower this year." 25 Feb 2022. Image: Rosemary Winson

Snowdrops by Little Durnford

Snowdrops by Little Durnford

Spreading down The Avenue 25 Feb 2022 Image: Rosemary Winson

Hare near Keeper's Cottage

Hare near Keeper's Cottage

Two were running around the field. 25 Feb 2022 Image: Rosemary Winson

Sweet Violets (Viola odorata) on the protected verge

Sweet Violets (Viola odorata) on the protected verge

16 February 2022

Tete-a-Tete daffodills

Tete-a-Tete daffodills

Planted some years' ago under the Village Noticeboard by the Garden Club. 17 Feb 2022

Hazel catkins

Hazel catkins

by the pedestrian bridge, end of Mill Lane 14 February 2022

Stinking hellebore (foreground)

Stinking hellebore (foreground)

Stinking hellebore, Helleborus foetidus, in flower in the verge opposite Old Sarum View, is a native, poisonous member of the Buttercup family. There aren’t many plants in flower in February and this with green flowers is easily missed. Description: Kerry O'Connor February 2022

Keeper's cottage

Keeper's cottage

Snowdrops on the bank. 7 February 2022

Snowdrops in the churchyard

Snowdrops in the churchyard

7 February 2022

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

By the churchyard gate 1 Feb 2022

Winter Aconites & snowdrops

Winter Aconites & snowdrops

The Winter Aconites have a distinctive ruff of leaves under the flowers. (Previously incorrectly labelled as celandines.) Outside the school. 24 January 2022

Spring is on its way!

Spring is on its way!

Image: Barbara Mayall January 2022