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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.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

A real red-letter day today with the arrival back of three House Martins at the micro-colony in Cardonald Gardens. The birds were swooping up into the corner of a window recess in one of the south-facing houses. I do wish they would choose a high gable site instead, as it might be less likely to incur the wrath of the householder. 
Ben Lomond, today, was still showing some remaining patches of snow.
A walk around the west end of Greenock this lunchtime failed to locate any advance parties of Swifts.

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