On Thursday (24 March) I popped down to the wood to see if the numbers of flowers out around my TrackaTree trees had changed at all, now that the nights are getting less cold. They had not, but elsewhere in the wood the Wood anemones are starting to come out, with smaller numbers of Lesser celandines. This is what we would expect to see at about this time of year.
So at last Chiffchaffs have fought their way back to Hillhouse Wood – they clearly haven’t found the recent cold and dull weather to be to their liking. Me neither! There were three singing this afternoon in just the north side of the wood. So Spring has now ‘officially’ started, as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading
Down here in north east Essex my least favourite weather is when we get a low to the east, which produced cold and cloudy dull conditions. These can last for days, or even weeks, and are mainly experienced in spring. We’ve had one for the last week, so unsurprisingly very little had progressed in Hillhouse Wood. Continue reading