Spring walk around Tiroran Forest nature trail

Join me on a little walk around the nature trail set up by Bunessan Primary School’s Class 1 last autumn, to look at the changes now it’s spring.

Can you spot the differences between November and May in the photos below?

 

The fungi we found have all disappeared or dried up, but instead there’s lots of spring flowers.  Can you spot primrose with yellow pimpernel, violet, dandelion, tormentil, bluebell, wood anemone and willow?  Click on the pictures to zoom in.

 

There’s lots of fresh green leaves as well…beech and larch trees, spruce tree buds opening, ferns, young hazel tree, birch tree, rowan tree seedling, bilberry.  Again, click on the pictures to zoom in.

 

It’s been a really dry spring.  The burn beside the path has completely dried up.

 

The sphagnum moss which was so colourful in the autumn has dried out and turned pale, and all the water in the little pond below the fallen tree roots has gone, can you see the pondweed leaves sticking to the mud?

 

The puddles along the track where we saw lots of creatures have dried up, just last year’s cones now lying on the ground.

 

Some things have stayed the same though: our markers with painted numbers, the little bridge and evidence of deer!

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