Tussocks of Blue Moor Grass have steel=blue flowers that give pollen at Easter Tide. It's a plant of limestone grassland, rare nationally, abundant on Scout Scar. With days of warm spring weather its blue flowers open to pollinators. It's an early flowering grass, with blue flowers on anthills, little tussocks in a weave of vegetation. Later in summer its stems will grow tall.
Temperatures are so high this week I'm looking out for butterflies, although there are few flowers to offer them nectar. Blackthorn begins to flower. Yew tree flowers have pollen too. Synchronicity is key: the coincidence of flowers with insects to pollinate them.
Birch catkins are not spectacular but I love everything about birch. The patterned silver trunk, the younger branches a rich red-brown which gives the winter trees their warm colour in the woodland canopy. And the slender catlkins which will open to fresh green. I photographed amongst a cluster or birch, one with catkins and leaf buds closed tight, another with leaf buds on the point of bursting forth.