March daffodils

 

The daffodils are emerging.  Here at Bodnant Garden in North Wales they put on a spectacular display in the Old Park Meadow…

Photo: Mike Alexander

Photo: Mike Alexander

Photo: Mike Alexander

Photo: Mike Alexander

Later in the summer the meadow looks like this…

Photo: Mike Alexander

Photo: Mike Alexander

The National Trust own this fabulous garden and are managing a lot of it for wild flowers, pollinating insects, birds and mammals, which is great because 98% of these old hay meadows have been lost from the Welsh countryside in the last 50 years because of agricultural intensification…

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

 

 

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About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
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29 Responses to March daffodils

  1. Gallivanta says:

    A landscape full of daffodils is always such a cheerful sight. How amazing that your winter was frost-free. I always look forward to our frosty days because it means a beautiful blue sky and winter sunshine later in the day.

  2. elkement says:

    Here in Austria is basically spring, too! We had one of the warmest winters ever in history. I didn’t miss the snow!

  3. Leya says:

    Beautiful! They will soon be here too!

  4. drawandshoot says:

    Ah, that seems so far away for us. Nice to get a glorious glimpse, though.

  5. ksbeth says:

    how beautiful, mike and thanks for filling my cold day with warm flowers ) beth

  6. Colline says:

    The fields are beautiful.

  7. Gorgeous place 😀

  8. Hanna says:

    You show us a charming scenery. Thanks to both of you 🙂
    All the best,
    Hanna

  9. Ours are still under the snow. Maybe soon???? These are beautiful.

  10. So beautiful, Mike!
    Bodnant Garden is definitely a place I want to visit when I gat back on the Isles…
    Much love,
    Steffi

  11. Julie says:

    Oh, quelles splendeurs …. merci Mike pour ce généreux partage ! Bonne journée 😉

  12. utenzilije says:

    Beautiful photos… Can see myself in those gardens, holding hand of person I love and thinking about nothing…away from job stress, away from all others problems we are all surrounded by. This is what Dubai (we live in Dubai) really missing…

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