Adur Trees  2008 - 2018


15 February 2018

Hazel Catkins
Down's Link Cyclepath near the Erringham Gap

Hazel, Corylus avellanais a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the British Isles.
Catkin: a downy, hanging flowering spike of trees such as Willow and Hazel, pollinated by the wind.


19 December 2017

Poplar at Botolphs


Walnut at Coombes

16 November 2017

Tamarisk at Widewater

31 August 2017


Waiting at Spring Head Shaw, Rifle Range, on the downs west Steyning, for a Brown Hairstreak to come down from the trees was forlorn and unsuccessful. Waiting is not my norrnal observation method.

28 August 2017

Juglans regia
Near (south of) Coombes

6 July 2017

Oak at Tottington Wood

My first of the year Silver-washed Fritillary was seen at Tottington Wood, near Small Dole.
Adur Butterfly List 2017

10 June 2017

 English Elm
Ladywells, near Cuckoo's Corner
Coombes Road

May 2017

Down's Link Cyclepath: Erringham Gap

10 May 2017

Hybrid Black Poplar, Populus x canadensis
Erringham Gap

5 May 2017

Juglans regia
Old Shoreham garden

Old Shoreham

4 May 2017

Wayfaring Tree
Mill Hill

3 May 2017

Pussy Willow
Salix caprea
Near Rectory Cottage (south of) Coombes

Juglans regia
Near (south of) Coombes

20 April 2017

at Cuckoo's Corner

30 March 2017


Buckingham Park Chestnut Trees Update

15 February 2017

Crab Apple "Red Sentinel"
Malus x robusta  or  Malus baccata
Middle Road, Shoreham-by-Sea

A measured 732 metres due north (one minute flying time) of where the Waxwings were spotted, five Wood Pigeons occupied the tree of red berries in the fading light of the late afternoon..


3 May 2016
Hawthorn was now on green leaf and Blackthorn ceased flowering at Cuckoo's Corner.

28 April 2016



10 April 2016

English Elm
Frampton's Field

Sucker growths of English Elm were in leaf by Frampton's Field (SE) and at the top of The Street in Old Shoreham.

8 April 2016

Blackthorn was in full flower at Cuckoo's Corner where Hawthorn was in substantial leaf and the leaves of Blackthorn had appeared. Blackthorn flowers appear before the leaves and the Hawthorn leaves appear before the flowers.

5 April 2016


11 & 13 March 2016

A Study of Elm
Frampton's Field, Old Shoreham


13 April 2015

8 April 2015
Blackthorn was in full flower at Cuckoo's Corner where the first Hawthorn appeared in leaf.

19  September 2014

Juglans regia
Near (south of) Coombes

21 January 2013

White Poplar

White Poplar
Adur Recreation Ground

18 January 2013

Old Erringham

October 2009

White Poplar
Adur Recreation Ground
Mill Hill Cutting/Pixie Path
Mill Lane Cemetery, Shoreham

8 October 2009


Wayfaring Tree

Shrubs were covered in the red berries of Hawthorn, Holly, Wayfaring Tree, Yew and Cotoneaster, and black berries of Bramble, Elderflower and Privet on the borders of the Pixie Path to the west on the now wooded old part of Mill Hill and to the north which is the Mill Hill Cutting.

April 2009

Buckingham Park

Link to the Chestnut Trees in Buckingham Park

26 September 2008

Annington Sewer