There has been an intermediate feel in the air of late; as Winter begins to release its frigid grip on the landscape and the welcome rejuvenation of Spring begins. Birdsong, amorous amphibians, butterflies and bursting buds marking the start of the new season while loitering relics of Winter remain very much apparent. It has all been … Continue reading Metamorphosis
Orchids hold a fascination for many people around the world. For me that began when a Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) popped up in an unmown area of my parents’ lawn one summer when I was a child. They slowly spread and it became a game each summer to see how many there were flowering … Continue reading Guest Blog: Orchids – Alice Hunter
I posted last week about the resurgence of spring on my local patch - a few bees, buds and butterflies heralding the arrival of the changing season. Of course, these things have continued to factor into my daily ventures this week though, of late, things appear to have stepped up a gear or two. The … Continue reading #PatchChat: Spring Soldiers On
Spring has finally sprung over my little patch of coastal Northumberland it seems. Bees, buds, butterflies and a whole host of interesting birds making the last week or so an entirely enjoyable affair. Despite the resurgence of some much loved species, the weather has left rather a lot to be desired; hale, rain, sleet, strong … Continue reading Spring has Sprung!