The Living Forest (174) : They're here already !

The Living Forest (174) : They're here already !

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Mark Billiau.


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The Living Forest (174) : They're here already !

In the forest, yesterday morning, 9 january 2012.
It should be snowing, it should be freezing, it should be bloody cold, but look what I found : the very first catkins of the year !

The shot shows male catkins on Common Hazel.
This deciduous tree is usually the earliest to wake up…….at the end of winter.
Is spring on the way ?

Dutch name : Hazelaar
German name : Gemeine Hasel
Latin name : Corylus avellana

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