Nature Notes – April 2018

The meadow is awakening from all the battering it took in March from rain, snow and frost. What a difference this morning – calm, pale sunshine and almost warm. I was delighted to see several queen bumble bees on the beautiful yellow willow flowers. The blackthorn and black ash buds were also bursting forth in sheltered spots to reveal their spring flowers. Many birds were hopping through the hedge but the one that caught my eye was the wren. So busy searching for food in low down nooks and crannies and then finding a perch to break forth into its strident song.

A date for your diaries Spring Clean litter pick on Sunday 15th April – meet at the willow cathedral at 10am. This is a great chance to clear rubbish swept down by the floods and clear other ‘hot spots’.

 

Happy nature watching on the meadow.

-Helen