On the August nature table. The fruit season… : hawthorn : laylandii : apple : : lime : sweet chestnut : : blackberry : elderberry :
On the June nature table: common cat’s-ear : dog rose : bramble : elderflower
On May’s nature table: :: hawthorn blossom : herb robert : germander speedwell : apple blossom ::
On April’s nature table : primroses : selfheal : wild garlic : violets : dandelion : hawthorn
Daffodils, primroses, hawthorn and elder leaf buds on the March nature table.
On the Nature Table in February – lichens on bare branches, primroses (my favourites) which are popping up all over the churchyard and lesser celandines.
Our monthly nature series for 2016 features a collection of finds which best represent the month, to add to our permanent nature table display. January in the churchyard: snowdrops, ivy berries and celandines (which should really be in February’s collection but they are early this year).
:: holly : ivy : lime buds : lichen : primrose : laurel flower buds :: It has been an enjoyable exercise collecting interesting nature finds in the churchyard each month. It does highlight the passing of the seasons as you notice the subtle changes that the trees and plants go through in their annual cycle. Here is a…