Forests are vital to our very existence. They not only keep us physiologically alive by taking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and providing us with oxygen, woodlands also have a positive effect on our psyche and a walk in the woods is better than a visit to the psychotherapist. Even in the middle of winter when the trees are just bare skeletons and the wildflowers are still asleep, there is a lot to discover.
These images were made over the past few weeks at the Burren National Park, Coole Park and Dromore Wood Nature Reserve.
Moss, leaves and hazel catkin
Carsten Krieger, February 2020