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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, February 15, 2014

Made the most of a dry spell around mid afternoon with a bit of atlassing in south east Glasgow. Had noticed that the winter total for NS66W was only 24, so took a walk up by Calderbraes Golf Club to Woodhead Farm. Interesting sightings included two Buzzards soaring together just above the treetops, a Mistle Thrush visiting a probable nest site behind some Ivy on a dead tree and a single Jay which flew across the farm entrance road. Only managed to get the square total up to 29 (adding Great Black-backed Gull, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blue Tit and Jay). Will need to try and fit in another visit before the end of the month.

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