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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, April 20, 2019

A sunny morning walk through Oldhall, Ralston and Penilee found plenty of birds in song, the highlights being a single Skylark and literally dozens of House Sparrows. Back home, I put together a "bee hotel" to try and accommodate some of the solitary bees which have been investigating holes in the brickwork on the south side of the house. Over the fence, a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Blackcap were all singing in the sun, but the local Whitethroats are yet to appear.

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