Under the new Covid-19 restrictions on movement announced last night, botany in spring 2020 is coming closer to home. We'll all be staying at home, only going outside for food, health reasons or essential work and staying 2 metres (6ft) away from other people. That doesn't mean we can't get up close and personal with the botany on our doorstep and maybe even observe things that you had never noticed before.
Who knew, for instance just how fiercely hairy the new leaves of Geranium lucidum, Shining Crane's-bill are:
In an attempt to stay connected with Shropshire Botanical Society friends there will be a new post as frequently as we can muster for wildflowers coming to life on our doorsteps. It might need the help of some of you out there, so please do get in touch with your photos of garden weeds, because we love weeds!