Spring in the forest

Finally, the spring arrived also to the wilderness of the Moravian Karst. Snowdrops are everywhere and first Hepaticas are also coming out. The next two weeks will be full of flowering Hepaticas, Anemones, Pullmonarias and some less common forest plants. This is my favourite part of the year when the forest floor is fully covered by flowers for a short period.

flowering hepatica nobilis

Typical flowering Hepatica nobilis coming out of the old leaves.

flowering snowdrops in the forest
Group of common Snowdrops (Galanthus) are the first flowers of the early spring in the karst.

entrance to the cave

View from the Sveduv stul cave into the forest, this cave used to be home of the early humans.

First spring flowers

I did first photos of the first spring flowers of 2015 today. Not much of them yet, mostly crocuses, some snowdrops and winter aconites. Spring flowers are my favourite subject, some more to come for sure 🙂

snowdrop

First snowdrops of the 2015! Not the best composition but there were no other options available. I had to stack two pictures to get both flowers sharp.

crocus

Group of purple crocuses. I did hundreds of these and I still like it, nice flowers!

winter-aconite

Winter aconite (Eranthis) is usually the first flower to appear. I was lucky to find this nice group of them.