This is the southern end of the Gyre Wood in Orphir, a small area of woodland with a burn running through it, surrounded by farmland pasture and sandwiched between moorland and coast. If things turn out as planned, this post could be the first of a series from this location.
In early April, new growth is sprouting wherever it can. Here's a Pink Purslane roseate which is growing in the moss on a tree bough that leans out over the burn.
And to my surprise, there's also Dog's Mercury, usually an indicator of ancient woodland, so I do not know whether its presence is accidental or not.
Meantime, the Butterbur is attracting a few hardy, early bumblebee queens, like this White-tailed Bumblebee.
Blackbirds forage in the leaf litter, in search of tasty morsels.
And another species of bumblebee, the Buff-tailed Bumblebee was also helping itself to the Butterbur's bounty.
Finally, just in case you haven't had enough B's for one day, here's a bud (of a Sycamore, I think).