It’s been a slightly off month so far, phenology wise. The weatherfolk tell us that this Spring has been relatively sunny, dry and warm. I don’t doubt them and their instruments, but feel that this doesn’t tell the whole story – which also needs to encompass ‘cold nights’. Continue reading
On Saturday I led another nature walk around Hillhouse wood. At least with most of the ‘action’ centring on flowers I knew that there would be something to see – they can’t run, slither, swim or fly away. Continue reading
Things ‘should’ be happening rapidly now, as my trees and their ground flora make up for lost time. However, after a teasing couple of almost Spring-like days we’re back to cold, cloudy and uninviting weather. So, as a result, progress is less rapid than one might hope.
Nevertheless I’m still trying to get down to the wood every 2-3 days ‘just in case’. Continue reading