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February

Lesser Celandine, Moredun Wood

By Contributor Contributor

Snowdrops Cammo Estate

By Contributor Natural Heritage Service

Scarlet Elf cap Fungus in Ravelston Woods

By Contributor Natural Heritage Service

Some of our loveliest native flowers appear in spring, and you can look out for lesser celandine, wood anemone, wood sorrel and wild garlic.  One of the most familiar early spring plants is from far away!  Snowdrops arrived here from mainland Europe in the 16th century.  

Spring flowers provide food for insects as they wake from hibernation.  If you have space to plant spring flowers, why not choose some which are good for insects?  You will find a list on the Royal Horticultural Societywebsite.

Around this time of year frogs and toads find ponds to breed.  Look out for spawn and tadpoles.  If you have space for a small pond in your garden, this is one of the best ways to help your local wildlife. More information on ponds, including pond safety, is available from Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

3 comments

  • Lesser Celandine, Moredun Wood

    Posted by Contributor on 3:43pm Mon 7 Dec 2015

  • Snowdrops Cammo Estate

    Posted by Natural Heritage Service on 1:20pm Tue 8 Dec 2015

  • Scarlet Elf cap Fungus in Ravelston Woods

    Posted by Natural Heritage Service on 1:31pm Tue 8 Dec 2015