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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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31 January, 2015

Snowdrop: the milk flower | Nature Notes from Dorset

In January it seems winter will never end and then we enter another cold, bleak month in February. However, there are small signs that reminded us that things are changing and spring is just around the corner, the most obvious being that the days start getting longer at quite a fast rate and the birds begin to sing again, some a bit tentative perhaps, but the signs are there.
For most of us, however, it is the appearance of the first spring flowers that tell us spring is on the way and snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are amongst the first and in February they seem to be in flower everywhere.

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