Spring is in the air
Daylight is stretching now and the promise of spring is upon us. Catkins blow in the breeze as they disperse their pollen and
celandines push skywards. Frogs and toads fill our ponds with their croaking calls as their breeding season reaches its peak.
Bird cherry blossom is a welcome sight for pollinating insects and butterflies like the green-veined white and pearl-bordered
fritillary take to the air. Golden plover make their way to our high tops to be joined by migrant birds like wheatear. Leaf buds
burst to reveal orange leaves devoid of the chlorophyll that turns them into summer green. Yellowhammers sing from hedgerows "a
little bit of bread and no cheese" whilst below hedgehogs stir from their winter slumber.