SPRING NATURE REPORT
This is a new section for us and is in conjunction with the Nature trail.
On the subject of nests, Here is a picture of a magpie's nest which they have repaired ready for the new season.
Looking out of the kitchen window you can see Blue and Great tits Robins (right) and Chaffinches all in full song.
Milder days also bring out gnats hovering in clouds
in the spring sunshine.
the hedgerows nettles (left) are reappearing
as are sow thistles and docks on our river meadows after the winter's
floods (weeds seem to grow whatever the conditions. A sign of fertile
land my father used to say).
As the next two months go on I will try to add a little
more to this as the season progresses.