I think I must have blinked and missed the Marsh-marigold flowers (Caltha palustris) this year. There have often been quite a few of them in the shallower and narrower part of the pond in the local nature reserve. Maybe they are late with flowering because of the cold spring we have been experiencing. Or perhaps that end of the pond is now too dry despite all the rain we had a few weeks ago. I’ll keep my eyes open for them from now on in case they appear in June rather than April or May. These pictures are from last year on 18 April.

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