Winter and Spring

It has been a little while since my last post, but over winter and spring I have continued to get out and about to different nature reserves, arboretums and gardens, have been on numerous wild walks and have taken photographs of plants and nature whenever I can.  I even saw my first starling murmuration at Attenborough Nature Reserve at the end of last year.  It was breathtaking!

Of course, I have also been following Leicester’s pair of peregrine falcons and was impressed to see that the female laid a clutch of five eggs this year… three of which hatched in early May.  The fantastic Leicester Peregrine Project, which is run by the Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society and supported by Leicester City Council and Leicester Cathedral, continues and as usual the nest cameras are live (a third camera angle has recently been added, showing the whole box) and their detailed commentary is updated daily, which I highly recommend having a look at.  The adults have been doing a great job so far with feeding and protecting the chicks, who are growing quickly and getting pretty active!

Whilst I have been enjoying nature as much as possible over winter and spring so far, I always look forward to The Wildlife Trusts’ #30DaysWild challenge as it encourages me to do more and share my experiences.  As I have for the last three years, I will once again be taking part this June and you can join in too by signing up to receive a free pack of goodies and inspiration here.  I have a few wild ideas in mind already, so can’t wait to get started and read what wild things others get up to throughout the month (and beyond).

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