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April Hedgerows

Daytime temperatures during April regularly reach 15°C, daylight is lengthening rapidly to over 14 hours and ample rain pulses across the county. During this period there are dramatic changes in the hedgerows with strong growth of foliage and an increasing number of flowers, there is also a noticeable increase in insects numbers .

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In the top row of pictures:
  • Seven-spot Ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata) (picture)
  • Bugle (Ajuga reptans) (picture)
  • Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) (picture)
  • Clustered Mouse-ear (Cerastium glomeratum) (picture)
  • Primula (Primula veris x vulgaris) (picture)
In the bottom row of pictures:
  • Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) (picture)
  • Hart's-Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) (picture)
  • Cuckoo-Pint (Arum maculatum) (picture)
  • Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) (picture)
  • Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis) (picture)

For comparison - the hedgerows in: February, March, April

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The pictures of April Hedgerows in this gallery were captured at low resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 040
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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