Sunday, 19 May 2013
Things I saw in the woods today, part 17
Wild strawberries! These grow everywhere- very opportunistic indeed. They can become very invasive so there is no surprise that they are in the woods and meadows. The wild strawberry is much smaller than the variety we see in supermarkets but the flavour is ten times more intense. The flowers are out now and many have been pollinated already. In early June the first fruit should be ready to pick.
The copper beech looks positively dazzling and a fiery red in the sun today!