Today in the botanical garden. There is still some ice in the ponds, as it had been freezing during the night. Some plants already flowering, including snowdrops and Crocus laevigatus.
A great spotted woodpecker in a tree, calling.
A ring-necked parakeet calling and flying.
A long-tailed tit (see also here) in a tree in the fern garden.
Chaffinches. Blackbirds. A jay. A magpie.
Leefructus is 123 or 124-million-years-old, and is one of the earliest angiosperms – or flowering plants – yet found. That makes it roughly contemporary with the ancestors of all flowering plants around today: here.
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