Fresh spring growth on trees and shrubs; soft moss cushioning boulders and filling ditches; lichen encrusted bark and the solid geometry of stacked tree trunks. A patchwork of colour and texture from a walk in Milbuie Forest.
Stacked timber and standing trees
The miniature forest of a moss-filled ditch
Larch ‘roses’ and soft new needles
Female catkins among downy new leaves on a shrubby willow – I think this one is Salix aurita or eared willow
Stacked trunks colonised by wood boring beetles
Reindeer moss (which is actually a lichen) drifts over a carpet of fallen pine needles
Lichen adds layers of texture to the bark of forest trees
Densely whorled flower cones decorate a young pine tree
Cushioned moss boulders cover large areas of the forest floor
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