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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, March 11, 2012

Notable sightings during today's walk along the Cart from Hawkhead to Cardonald included 30 Fieldfares and 60 Starlings at Mary Russell School, a drumming Great spotted Woodpecker (my first of the spring) at Hawkhead Estate Park, a singing Song Thrush near "the Tower", singing Mistle Thrushes at Hawkhead and Cairnhill, a Kestrel hunting over the field at Leverndale, a possible Kingfisher at Howford Bridge and a pair of Goosanders (still) near Rosshall School.

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