SPRING SNOW

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild March -

When black­thorn bursts into life at the be­gin­ning of March, turn­ing whole hedges white with blos­som, you’d be for­given for think­ing that there had been a late sprin­kling of snow. The five-petalled flow­ers packed closely to­gether on the bare twigs of this fa­mil­iar hedgerow shrub – also found along wood­land edges – pro­vide a valu­able source of nec­tar for early emerg­ing bees, hov­er­flies and other in­sects.

GET IN­VOLVED Learn about hedgerow man­age­ment at www.hedgelink.org.uk

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