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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, January 15, 2012

Walked through Pollok Country Park from Pollokshaws Road to the west gate this lunchtime. Birds were fairly limited, both in number and variety. There were plenty of Mallards on the river, with many pairs apparently already established. A single Goosander was just before the M77 flyover, and a Kingfisher just west of there was new (for me) for that 1km square. Spent a few minutes watching the feeders near the courtyard but there was no sight or sound of the regular Nuthatches.
Another clear, frosty night ahead. The local Foxes have started to serenade eachother.

Latest New Naturalist released this month (artwork below).

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