Saturday 18 February 2023

Hazel Flowers.

 For years I have, along with many others, enjoyed seeing the hedgerows come alive through January and February with the beautiful delicate male catkins of the Hazel tree. Until now it had never occurred to me to have a closer look as near those male catkins will be the tiny red flowers of the female. These then pick up the male pollen as it is blown on the breeze. Having seen these for the first time on Wednesday, I am now seeing them everywhere.

It is never too late to discover and see the delights of the natural World.

Male Hazel Catkins.

Female Hazel Flower.

Male and Female together.

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