Walton Hall Nature Trail, what's on March

Spring is late this year due to the cold weather in January and February. In the centre of campus, under the oak trees, snowdrops eventually came through a week or two late and the winter aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) only managed to open their flowers on one or two days between cold snaps - flowers only open when the temperature is above 10°C. There have been large numbers of redwings and other winter thrushes around eating the hawthorn berries.

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