09 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Spring Is On It’s Way In The UK

Heart of a Daffodil
Creative Commons License photo credit: Lincolnian (Brian)

All the evidence suggests that spring is well and truly on it’s way. After a particularly harsh winter with weeks and weeks of snow, it seems like the weather has changed over the last week or so and nature is reacting swiftly.

Blue skies and bright sunshine are causing plants to leap into growth and the animals too are making moves. Frog spawn is being laid right now in ponds across the UK and even our native reptiles are being seen for the first time this year.

Twitter is alive with tales of lizards and snakes being seen so as a real reptile fan (and living near a fantastic heath right now) I shall be heading out hoping for my own first glimpse in the next few days.

If you’d like to help to track the coming on spring (and autumn) then you could do a lot worse than getting involved with the Woodland Trust’s Natures Calendar project.

Sights which we should see this month all being well include summer migrants arriving back (such as the chiff-chaff), daffodils coming into flower and potentially sites of our first butterflies such as the Brimstone.

Let me know what signs of spring you’re seeing on your part of the world…

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