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Natural Connections

Modern life in Scotland is increasingly busy. The connections our ancestors had with nature and the land are being lost. As leisure time shrinks, or is filled with hi-tech experiences, opportunities to experience nature become fewer. And yet it is possible to connect with nature on a day to day basis. All around us, the great web of life continues to hold its shape, and nature continues its eternal cycles. Keep looking, listening, smelling, touching - and keep experiencing natural connections.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The rain of the last few days has finally abated, so took a walk along the river this afternoon. Noticed a solitary House Martin overhead. Also noticed plenty of young Magpies and Carrion Crows. Both species appear to have bred well (Bah!). Another species which may be doing well has been Blackbird - all week there has been a male carrying beakfulls of worms on Moulin playing fields. I guess the wet ground has made finding worms much easier, and possibly encouraged this pair to make a late breeding attempt.

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