In previous years, far more crocuses would have been observed at this time of year, but like the daffodils, their appearance this year is later due to the colder temperatures endured here in Wombourne over the last couple of months.
This photograph shows the importance of regular management of the trees and bushes that border the Wom Brook Walk.Â The Brook (not shown in this photograph) lies to the left of picture, and the view is looking west, downstream towards the Giggetty footbridge.
Due to the encroaching bush on the right of the footpath, walkers have gradually worn a path to the left of the original track, in order to avoid the rampant growth.
South Staffordshire Council,Â in consultation with the Friends of Wom Brook have identified several sections of footpath requiring remedial work such as the example photographed above. Within the next few months, such sections of the Walk will be restored.