I say “at last” because further south in the UK and in Eire a lot of flowering plants have been flowering late or early: a count organised by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland of wild plants in flower at New Year came to 612. I only found three!

I noticed the first Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) this morning and went out to get photographic evidence between the heavy squalls of Storm Henry. The first few have appeared in the same place as they did last year but three days later.

#boggybrae #wildflower no.2 for 2016: snowdrop

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First Boggy Brae snowdrops 2016 on 1st February

 

Last year they came up through snow:

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First Boggy Brae snowdrops 2015 on 29 January

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