First Garden Snowdrop of 2023

 
Mary saw the first tight snowdrop bud around the 4th of January but this is the first photographic evidence of an open flower on 14th. The flower probably opened some days earlier but we just didn't notice.

First Snowdrop in the Garden (2023)

Last year's first snowdrop (2022) opened around the same time as this year's (2023) and a couple of weeks earlier than 2021. Last year (2022) was warm overall although December was cold. As far as I'm aware, our winter-flowering snowdrops are perfectly happy with cold weather - it is warm weather they don't like.

I have added this record to the Nature's Calendar database operated by The Woodland Trust. Another example of citizen science!

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