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We shall see …

It has been widely recorded that an abundance of berries in the autumn foretells a cold winter ahead.  This year hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, trees from the Isle of Wight to the Isle of Man are red with berries.  We await the winter of 2023-24 with trepidation.

Image:  Castletown, Isle of Man, September 2023.

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