Lonely in Soho

DAY 34 (9 MAY) – European alder (Alnus glutinosa) (Soho, London)

This young European alder stands alone on a Soho street, marking the end of a bike rack.

Their natural habitats are forest edges, swamps and riversides. Not here. But London certainly provided wet conditions today.

Their pollen and nectar is enjoyed by bees and in winter they attract several species of rarely seen finches. That might be worth returning for…

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