Since September 2003 the author has been making a minimum intervention study of a square metre of land and the immediate surrounding area in his garden in the East Sussex Weald at Sedlescombe near Hastings, UK. By April 2016 over 1000 species of plants and animals (none of which has been deliberately introduced) had been recorded and the area featured on many TV and radio shows including Spring Watch, and The One Show.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Spring elder (Sambucus nigra)
The tiny, bird-sown elder tree in Medlar Wood is already growing away quickly in this mild, late winter weather and its squeaky green tuft is a welcome harbinger: 'not waving but growing.'