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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.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A lovely evening for a walk along the Cart with poplar blossom hanging in the air. Two Swifts were over the river and there were three broods of Mallards on the stretch 100m east of the first bridge (all accompanied by single females): two full-grown birds, four half-grown birds (including a leucistic juvenile) [I've seen both these broods before] and three tiny young (again, incredibly, including one leucistic bird).


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