Just what has been happening in the world of phenology………………. could nature be stirring already?
It may only be the 1st January but just as last year, there was some unseasonal activity. Firstly, in the form of flowering Woodland Snowdrops and secondly, flowering Winter Aconite, blooming around the same dates as in 2012, see here and also here
Again, this time around, these sightings will closely correlate to the local weather conditions. One being, a general lack of Air Frosts over recent days and perhaps, the incessant rainfall, as shown below.
Intriguingly, looking at their expected emergence dates, both events have now moved forward to the 11th January consequently. Woodland Snowdrop captured below, emerged on the 28th December.
With Winter Aconite emerging on the 30th December 2012.
As we head into 2013, I wonder what delights the year will hold.
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