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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, February 20, 2011

Walked from the glade to Partick via the Science Centre (5.2 miles) first thing. Most notable sightings included:
Siskins at various sites (much more than usual) including completely built-up areas
Lesser black backed Gulls back in good numbers
My first Goldcrest song of the spring (although I was still hearing some in early winter)
A Grey Wagtail flying over an industrial estate in a land-locked part of Govan
The flock of singing Redwings still in Cardonald Cemetery.
Best thing about today however was the warm sunshine in early afternoon, a really welcome sign of spring.
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