Along with Crocus, Snowdrops are amongst the first flowers to appear each year and are probably the most easiest recognisable of our British wild flowers.  They are a welcome sight during the short cold days at the start of each year as these hardy flowers cheer up many dark days when winter can still be very cold.  Indeed they are often found in very cold places where frost and often snow are still holding the countryside in a frozen grip  several months ahead of many of our other flowers. 

There are about 20 species of snowdrop and it can often be hard to understand which are wild and which are as a result of human planting.  In these pages I have tried hard to nsure the wild flowers photographed have been wild and as such species like Snowdrops, Bluebells, etc, have been photographed in woods, grass verges, etc. rather than gardens or urban areas.