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May 172017
 

Conditions: Sunny
Temperature: 22C/8C
Location: Warsaw, Ochota, Rakowiec: Garden allotment

Late April to mid May: Seedlings are coming up

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May 142017
 

Conditions: Mostly Sunny
Temperature: 22C/8C
Location: Warsaw, Praga północ: Bank of Wisła

Wild chervil: in situ

 

The leaf is very parsley or celery-like, not feathery like a carrot.

Wild chervil: leaf

 

The stem is hairy and can be reddish, which makes it easy to confuse with Poison hemlock. Poison hemlock is NOT hairy.

Wild chervil: stem

 

Notice the C-shaped, curved leaf stem, looking a bit like a slide….

Wild chervil: Leaf stem

May 122017
 

Conditions: Partly Sunny
Temperature: 18C/4C
Location: Warsaw, Mokotów, Stary Mokotów: Road Verge

Thistle: In situ

Thistle: leaf

May 102017
 

Conditions: Rainy
Temperature: 12C/6C
Location: Warsaw, Ochota, Rakowiec: Yard of Apartment block

Fir, Jodła, Abies: branch

 

Fir, Jodła, Abies: edible bud

Fir, Jodła, Abies: in situ

 

May 052017
 

Conditions: Sunny
Temperature: 21C/11C
Location: Warsaw, Mokotów, Stary Mokotów: Street verge

Chickweed, Gwiazdnica, Stellaria media: In situ

Chickweed, Gwiazdnica, Stellaria media: leaf

Chickweed, Gwiazdnica, Stellaria media: Flower

 

May 042017
 

Conditions: Rainy
Temperature: 17C/9C
Location: Warsaw, Ochota, Rakowiec: Yard of Apartment block

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White dead-nettle, Jasnota,

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May 022017
 

Conditions: Sunny, Rainy
Temperature: 12C/4C
Location: Warsaw, Ochota, Rakowiec: Yard of Apartment Block

Wild Carrot, Dzika Marchew, Daucus carota: In situ

Wild Carrot, Dzika Marchew, Daucus carota: Leaf

Wild Carrot, Dzika Marchew, Daucus carota: In situ, stem

 

Apr 302017
 

Conditions: Cloudy
Temperature: 10C/3C
Location: Warsaw, Ochota, Rakowiec: Yard of Apartment Block

White Mustard, Gorczyca, Sinapis alba: In situ

White Mustard, Gorczyca, Sinapis alba: Leaf

White Mustard, Gorczyca, Sinapis alba: Stem

 

Apr 272017
 

Conditions: Rainy
Temperature: 9C/3C
Location: Warsaw, Ochota, Rakowiec: Railway tracks

Japanese knotweed, Rdestowiec ostrokończysty, Fallopia japonica: In situ

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Apr 262017
 

Conditions: Cloudy
Temperature: 9C/3C
Location: Warsaw, Ochota, Rakowiec: Railway tracks

In the fall, this tree will give us bittersweet fruit. Right now, just enjoy the amazing, intoxicating scent of the flowers!

Bird Cherry, Czeremcha, Prunus padus: In situ

Bird Cherry, Czeremcha, Prunus padus: Leaf

Bird Cherry, Czeremcha, Prunus padus: Flower

Bird Cherry, Czeremcha, Prunus padus: Bark