Spring Work in the Sun!

Friday, March 24th 2017

What a contrast to the wintery weather of Wednesday when we had 70 mm of snow and a maximum of 1 degree followed by 34mm of rain. Clear blue skies, still air and a more respectable 12 degrees was the order for today…. spring is here and with the mild weather Coltsfoot was present in numerous places, Greylags have moved onto the Wetland, and Little Grebes are cavorting on the Lake.

Toad spawn is present in numerous places, and from the look of things there will be a lot more to come! Note the strands of spawn ….

….as opposed to the clumps of frog spawn

Charlie and I were multi-tasking today ticking off the various jobs on the day’s job list, like dragging more brash out….

….repairing the information board at the Wetland ….

….and the first grass cut and strim of the season around the Field Centre.

I saw my first bumblebee on the reserve, but was uncertain if it was a white or buff tailed, it was probably a Queen looking for a vacant vole hole to start her new brood.


 

A special thank you to John who was also multitasking, and David and son who came in specially to help with the hide cameras, plus Colin, who without fail ensures our bird feeders are filled for the weekend.

Thank you also to Elizabeth and Jenny who came in to fix mist nets.


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