Equal Night

Monday, March 20th 2017

The word equinox is Latin for "equal night". The Spring Equinox is the official first day of spring, and today certainly felt like it with temperatures reaching a balmy 13 degrees centigrade; toads a-mating...

Primroses, ....

...Gorse and various other flowers starting to show, birds are busy looking for nest sites, and generally the air feels more Spring-like.

On the Spring Equinox, the Earth hits the turning point in its orbit where neither the North or the South poles are tilted towards the sun. As a result, the Sun spends a roughly equal amount of time above and below the horizon at every location on the Earth, so night and day are about the same length.



On the weekend we had 19 young people from the 1st Wensleydale (Leyburn) Beavers (and a few Cubs) to help us with some conservation tasks on the reserve. Luckily we had plenty to do with the continued clear up from the past few weeks of activity.

We were also graced with the presence of Clive the bear, from Hunton and Arrathorne Community Primary School. Here taking a well-earned rest from the work.

We made pine cone bird feeders…

….identified various trees,….

…as well as getting close and personal with them during our ‘Meet a Tree’ game

A special ‘thank you’ to Stuart who came in to assist us with this event.


 


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many days are there in one year? (3 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

A Step Back into Winter

Posted 22nd March 2017

On arrival at work the snow was about 3 inches deep, but even then it had started to thaw, with massive clumps of snow falling…

Read More

Many Helping Hands

Posted 21st March 2017

We are very fortunate here at Foxglove to have brilliant, dedicated and friendly volunteers helping us to keep the reserve loved, looked after and flourishing!…

Read More

Equal Night

Posted 20th March 2017

The word equinox is Latin for "equal night". The Spring Equinox is the official first day of spring, and today certainly felt like it with…

Read More

Same Time, Same Place

Posted 19th March 2017

This time last year the blog recorded the willow in blossom along the fence near the access gate.  The sun was bright and the sky…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |