(together with Great tit and Blue tit)
(to the left)
Urtica dioica - Grote brandnetel | Nettle | Grande ortie | GroÃŸe Brennnessel
Not enough yet, for nettlesoup!
Galium aparine - Kleefkruid | Kleavers
Not knowing much about lichenes, I thought this might be Hypogymnia physodes, but probably Wontolla is right when saying this is a Parmelia sp.
Senecio vulgaris - Klein kruiskruid | Groundsel | SÃ©neÃ§on vulgaire | Gemeines Greiskraut
In a 150-year old treatise on English botany, (Sowerby et al., 1846, p. 225) it is mentioned that according to Dillenius, this species earned its common name "witches' butter" because it was believed to be useful against witchcraft when thrown into a fire.
At last, almost 40 days later than last year, the European Cornel (Cornelian Cherry dogwood) started blooming...
European Cornel is called 'gele kornoelje' (yellow cornel) or 'eetbare kornoelje' (edible cornel) in Dutch.
All that's left after winter is just a bare skeleton...
In other years, I always find the first leaves in our hawthornhedge around mid february. This year however, it was a little later...
Vrouwelijke bloeiwijze - Female flowers