One of the first flowers of the new year, snowdrops, reminds us that spring is just around the corner. Known by their Greek name ‘Galanthus’, they are symbolic of Spring, purity and religion. With more than 2,500 varieties, they vary in height from 7 – 30cms and are divided into around 20 species.
So, what better subject for our Society’s February ‘Out and About’? Led by Mike and Maggie Hickish, thirteen of our members met on a sunny Sunday afternoon to take to their knees to photograph these bell-shaped flowers at Warnford Park just off the A32. The Park’s snowdrop walk takes you past the church, through the 13th-century ruin, along a path beside a Grade 1 listed house and out to a lake returning back to the church.
The extent of the snowdrops was fantastic, with lots of opportunities to get both close-up views and landscapes.