In the process of preparing an article for the town’s community magazine this month I doodled this graphic. I decided not to use it in the magazine but having done it I felt that some of my friends would be interested.

Sanguinaria, also known as Bloodroot, is one of the first flowers to appear in shady areas once the snows have melted and usually starts growing early in April. It is one of the ‘ephemeral’ species that get their flowering over as soon as possible while the sunlight can reach the ground before tree leaves appear and cast a heavy shade. The flowers are very popular with early emerging insects, especially some of the species of solitary ground nesting bees and honey/hive bees if there are any nearby.

I would quite like to do some more like this if there is any interest. Comments appreciated.