As I walked through the meadow to get to the reserve, I was welcomed by a green woodpecker, who flew across in front of me to some nearby trees. Then I walked through to the reserve and was very surprised to find primroses in flower. It's still December, so I think that makes them at least 2 months early!
The reserve felt all tucked up for the winter, ready for the spring to burst forth. Despite all the recent mild weather and unseasonal flowers, I don't believe we can really be seeing the start of spring... not in December!
|Bird's eye view of the reserve from the 'Hole in the woods'|
|There were a few meadow waxcaps in the grass|
I'm looking forward to spring really appearing and spending lots more time at Yoesden next year.