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Magical May Trees: Hawthorn Hedges and Elder Pipes

If there are two trees that capture the essence of the month of May, it has to be the veil-white blossoms that take centre stage this month. One, the Hawthorn, has even taken the month’s title as its alternative name; ‘hawthorn’ when the haws (berries) decorate the tree in autumn, and ‘may’ when the flowers… Continue reading Magical May Trees: Hawthorn Hedges and Elder Pipes

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One from the Archives: Spring Welcoming Committee

Originally published: APRIL 11, 2016  I formed my own small, very small, welcoming committee this afternoon. It was an impromptu event, the result of a late afternoon walk. I had spent most of the day completing some paperwork and with my eyes zoned into the time-distorting bright lights of the computer screen I hardly noticed… Continue reading One from the Archives: Spring Welcoming Committee

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What to Look for in Nature – April, Part 2

In April, there is so much happening in the natural world. If any month surely deserves two editions of ‘What to look for’ blog posts it is this one! In ‘What to Look for in Nature – March & April’ (published March 16th 2018) we looked at the signs that spring was gaining momentum; frogspawn… Continue reading What to Look for in Nature – April, Part 2