Category: Spring

Cuckoo, Cuckoo

I was awake before 5am listening to the dawn chorus. I still can’t quite believe I heard it. It is the first time since I lived in Suffolk, sixteen years ago, that I have heard one. A Cuckoo, it only cuckooed twice.

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Linley Beechs

Linley Beechs are an avenue of beech trees on Linley Hill, north of Bishops Castle. The Linley Beechs avenue is about a mile long and forms part of the Shropshire Way. At nearly three hundred years old these beech trees are coming

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Spring Marches On

We have had a few sunny days which make everything in nature burst into life. We have had the odd rainy day which, of course, helps. The daffodils are now past their best but there is so much out there to look

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Bullfinches

Walking Dillie on Onny Meadows I spotted two white bird bums flying away from me. I knew them to be Bullfinch rear ends, as they are a brilliant white. I watched until they settled on the ground to confirm a male and

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Welcoming Spring

Spring has been creeping up upon us for a few weeks now. First the snowdrops put up green shoots and then their snow white flowers bowed their heads to us. The catkins of the hazels waggled and their tiny red flowers emerged.

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Spring Firsts of 2022

Walking with Dillie on Onny Meadows in Craven Arms today, I heard my first Chiff Chaff, chiff chaffing away. It was definitely on it own, no one was chiff chaffing back. I saw two Long Tailed Tits, without any hangers on, paired

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Snowdrop Festival 2022

The snowdrops are pushing up through the ground. Millichope Park has three Snowdrop events. Sunday 13th 2022 9am until 4pm Sunday 20th 2022  2pm until 5pm this event is run in conjunction with NGS. Sunday 27th  2022 9a.m. until 4pm. Enjoy walking

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Very Early Signs of Spring

There are very early signs that we are slowly approaching Spring. In the garden the Witch Hazels are flowering, the one in Folly View’s garden is called Diane and has deep orange flowers. The catkins or lambs tails are appearing on the

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Sweet Chestnuts

While out walking this Autumn there have been some beautiful chestnuts, big, chunky ones worth picking found liberally scattered under sweet chestnut trees. There are a lot of sweet chestnuts trees to see while out walking in the woods around Craven Arms.

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Covid Time Spring Gardening

Covid Time gardening has not been different to the usual gardening but I have got a couple of jobs that didn’t get done last year. We have had a couple of trees down from the back of the house. One birch and

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