Friday, 11 January 2019

Catkin Time

The catkins on my corkscrew hazel bush are forming well.

Composite from three close shots:

Corkscrew Hazel Catkins

Composite of four photos taken through the microscope:
Top two are of the outer surface.

Corkscrew Hazel Catkin micro

Bottom two are of the inside of the catkin.
All taken with the iPhone 6s
Composite pictures created using the Mac app Photo Tangler.

Heard but not seen this morning was the song of our local Mistle Thrush.


  1. As I said on my post - I hope we are not being lulled into a false sense of Spring. I adore catkins just as I eagerly await the song of the mistle thrush. Only robins here to date.

  2. You ae well ahead of us. The microscope is showing real promise.

  3. Super photos :) Lots of hazel catkins out here - but haven't seen any of the female flowers yet.

  4. The Hazel bush always starts growing it catkins through the Winter but they stay tightly closed until the warmer Spring weather when the flowers appear.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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