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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.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Most of today was spent outdoors, beginning with an early morning walk to Oldhall, continuing with a walk up and down the Calder in East Kilbride,and ending with a dusk walk along the Cart. The day started cold, with even a hint of frost, but warmed up quickly, peaking at an incredible nineteen degrees. Bird highlights included a Dipper and two Grey Wagtail in Calderglen. A Rabbit there, and a bat species at Rosshall were notable mammals. Plenty of snow on the higher hills in South Lanarkshire. Most interesting sighting was an upside-down tree near Calder Linn (below).
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