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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, May 20, 2018

A walk along the river this afternoon produced 32 species including a pair of Whitethroats (the male singing from the top of a Birch tree while the female skulked in a bramble patch), lots of Starlings carrying food back to their nests, the now regular Grey Heron (but still no Kingfishers - did the wintery spring affect them?) and the first House martin of the year over the Cardonald gardens colony. A female Mallard had managed to get five ducklings to about one third of full size. Marsh Marigold was showing well and Red Campion has now appeared.

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