Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hazelnut Trees Flowering on Schedule

If you follow any plant phenology I am sure you will have your favourite plants that you take note of.  One of ours is the Hazelnut tree we have because it is so showy when the yellow catkins burst and begin pollinating.  There is so little new colour around this time of year.  Ours is about right on schedule when I looked at it today. The catkins are large and the pollen is just about ready to be released.  Ours normally pollinates at the end of February, although in 2011 it was nearly a month late with the long winter we had that winter. 

The eastern end of the Bella Coola Valley received a bit a snow over the weekend - up to 12" or more and a fairly good fall in the pass of Highway 20.  Grizzly

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