Lockdown Nature Notes 6

Despite the cooler, greyer and, sometimes, wetter weather of last week, spring marched on. Subtle changes are being made to the overall picture – Cow Parsley has come to the fore and is frothing generously along many roadsides, Ox-eye Daisies have started to appear as have wild Lupins, Changing Forget-me-not, Lesser...
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Lockdown Nature Notes 5

Aren’t we lucky! What a joy it was to be out in the sunshine last week, albeit nearer to home than we might otherwise have chosen. Hang on to that memory during this coming week which promises to be cooler and wetter and not so enticing for walking. But at least...
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Nature Notes 4

Nature Notes 4
  With a change to slightly cooler weather, I thought that maybe the onrush of spring would slow down a bit. Wrong. The headlong dash has continued unabated. It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly the flowers of the Horse Chestnuts follow the opening of the leaves and any...
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Lockdown Nature Notes 3

Despite us not being able to see much of it, spring is still springing. This is the painting-by-numbers time of year when every day colours in just a little bit more green until suddenly the picture is complete. Someone once talked about the number of different shades of black that Van...
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Lockdown Nature Notes 2

Lockdown Nature Notes 2
Spring is certainly getting on with it. Loads of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps have arrived, Swallows have been sighted and a Cuckoo was recorded in East Sussex last week. If they haven’t already arrived, Willow Warblers and Redstarts should be here soon. There is no shortage of Buzzards and Red Kites –...
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