Nature's Calendar: Spring 2012
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:10
I hope that previous thread will encourage folks to look out for flowers etc, if you see something and are not sure what it is then don't be afraid to post a pic here and ask, we have some knowledgable members (and their other halves ) who will try and identify anything.
There are some photos for reference on last year's thread: http://www.ukweather...ar-spring-2011/
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:39
The main emphasis seems to be ladybirds so far, numerous about. I seem to recall there were loads last year, and these have carried over. A little more activity in the pond today, one or two frogs, water boatman, and and several small pond skaters. New growth appearing, marsh marigold, yellow flag, and the yellow skunk cabbage which had planted itself a few years ago and has been growing ever since. A pair of buzzards flew over this afternoon.
A blob of frogspawn has appeared in the pond. Newts observed, also in the pond - 29 February 2012
Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:24
I am sure this time last year I already had frogspawn in the pond.
11 frogs in the pond (some paired up) but no frog spawn yet.
Bulbs growing but not flowered yet.
Thats about it really.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 22:37
Forsythia was just starting to flower before the major cold snap of a couple of weeks back but now seems reluctant to continue,
The seven resident male pheasants who have lived in harmony in the back garden all winter have now all sprouted their little tufts of head feathers and are fighting for dominance of the corn feeder.
Spring is sprung!!
Posted 03 March 2012 - 19:59
Trees starting to look vaguely green, indicating buds must be swelling. Grass getting horribly long.
Certainly felt like Spring today, despite a strong southwesterly breeze for a time, one or two gusts stong enough to bring some small dead wood out of the Magnolia.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:38
Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:25