Where do hazel nuts come from?
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When researching before a school visit I found this wonderful picture of these hazel catkins and flowers
I then went looking for the real thing in the hedge along Greendown and there it was. A tiny little dark pink flower
waiting to fertilised by the pollen blown by the wind from the catkins.
The flowers are really tiny, I had my camera set to its highest macro level. Taking the photo of the catkins I reduced the magnification by a factor of 4.
Later in the year we should find hazel nuts in the hedge if the squirrels don't beat us to it.
Posted by Susan, Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:25 pm