Every year it is a pleasure to discover that the spring snow leavers (Leucojum vernum) point the tip of their tepals in the undergrowth of the buis de Ferreyres. They are among the first flowers to announce the awakening of nature. They usually flower about 2 weeks after the common snowdrops (February-March). I don’t know if this is also the case elsewhere, but here they are often accompanied by scarlet elf cups (Sarcoscypha coccinea), a small ascomycete of the same family as morels or truffles, considered as the first mushroom of the year.