Have you ever seen bits of turquoise wood? They are often lying about and turquoise is a colour very unusual in nature (the only turquoise plant I can think of is the tropical Jade Vine – correct me if I’m wrong). This is caused by the spore of peziza, a common genus of fungi.
Wild Plum or Blackthorn?
The hedgerows are full of white blossom now – but is it blackthorn? This is actually wild plum which tends to come out before the blackthorn. A cold spell (like the one we’re currently enjoying (?) is known as a ‘blackthorn winter’ – its a common March phenomenon.