Friday Forum started celebrations with a Christmas Quiz with a seasonal theme set by Maggie and Kate. There were mince pies plus a Christmas flower arrangement workshop; a selection of the finished products are shown below.
Ann shared a Christmas card she had received from Doug Simpson, who introduced Red Kites into Yorkshire showing some of the items which have been found in their nests. Read the back of the card for other extraordinary finds. Incredible!
|Gill brought a sprig of lonicera fragrantissima (winter-flowering honeysuckle) in flower|
Gill also reminded us about the daffodil 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation which offers cheerful colour at this time of year. In milder winters, or in particularly sheltered gardens, this trumpet daffodil can be in bloom in late December or early January. I have put a note in my diary for next year but some like the daffodil to herald the spring. Any thoughts or personal preferences?
Next MeetingJan 15th Presentation – Quetzals, Hoatzins and Incas by Peter and Barbara Murphy
Please note that this is the only Friday Forum meeting in January. For the full programme for 2016, please see the tab at the top of the blog.