Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Early spring in CH too

Like their cousins in the UK, the Swiss emperors started feeding early this year. March was the second warmest on record and some sallows were in leaf almost a month before the usual date.

I've just spent a couple of weeks in the UK, so can't say exactly when Mr Mackey moved up to 4th grade but he was looking smug and well-fed today:

Here is Timmy:

The weather is much cooler now, which will probably hold up their development a little. But in principle, it could be an early season this year.


No comments: