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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.

Friday, February 22, 2019

A lunchtime walk around Christie Park in Alexandria produced a pair of Mistle Thrushes defending their territory against a pair of Magpies. What was presumably the male chased them off, then resumed sentry duty at the very top of a tall Douglas Fir. Lots of Blackthorn was in flower in the adjacent hospital grounds. Later, a Sparrowhawk disturbed the pigeons at Loch Lomond Galleries as it soared around the tower. Back home, the early flowering Plum tree is approaching it's best and a good-sized newt was in the garden pond. After several years without Frogs in the pond, I have opened up a bigger gap under the adjacent garden fence to see if it will entice them in. Lastly, a tiny moth was attracted to the porch light.

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