First Snowdrop of 2024

Today (4th January 2024), I found this year's first garden snowdrop (Photo 1).

Photo 1: First 2024 Snowdrop in the Garden (4th January)

As usual, for the earliest snowdrop anyway, it could be found in Mary's mini-wood adjacent to the greenhouse (Photo 2).

Photo 2: Mary's Mini-Wood in January 2023

It is the same snowdrop bulb that produced the first flower in 2023 (Photo 2) albeit 10 days later ...

Photo 3: First 2023 Snowdrop in the Garden (14th January)

... and in 2022 on the 13th of the month (Photo 4)...

Photo 4: First 2022 Snowdrop in the Garden (13th January)

I have reported this sighting to Nature's Calendar, despite their 'warning' that this is outside its usual flowering period. All I can do is report the evidence (with photo).🤷


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