Progression of spring
I went again to Espoonlahti nature reserve to see how the vegetation has changed in little over a week. There were only a few hepaticas left, and a part of fumeworts were making fruit. There were some lungworts and yellow anemones. There were a lot of wood anemones, the ground was all white because of them.
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There was a red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on the path and I tried to take photos, but it scurried away. It peeked at me from behind a tree before vanishing for good.
There were yellow anemones (Anemone ranunculoides) here and there.
Bud and flower of wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella).
Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) leaves and a small beetle.
Unspotted lungwort (Pulmonaria obscura) and one of the last hepaticas (Hepatica nobilis). The next ones to flower, lilies of the valley (Convallaria majalis) are already waiting for their turn.
Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa).
There really were a lot of wood anemones, and their flowers were big.
Apparently a red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) on a dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).