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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, February 25, 2010

Headed over to Hamilton extra early this morning, hoping to check the Clyde at Strathclyde Loch for sawbills. However the underpass from Low Parks was ankle deep in water so had to give up on that idea. Instead, managed a walk along the Cart just as dusk was falling. New in were small flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare, possibly displaced from elsewhere by the snow. Also noticed that the Parks Department have created a tarmac road along the river as it loops around the southern border of Rosshall Park. They have removed a massive amount of scrub and low branches, turning what was a nice little wilderness into something much more manicured. Hopefully, once the growing season begins, nature can repair the damage.

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