Spring is on the way………

With relatively benign weather over Christmas and the New Year period, the current gales have come as rather a shock.  The weather is still mild though and the change in day length has already had an effect, especially on the birds in the garden and round about.  Most noticeable is the fact that we have a dunnock singing every day – in spite of the windy weather, staking his territory in preparation for nesting in the hedge somewhere.  It’s a joy to hear proper ‘spring’ birdsong now, rather than the winter song of the robin which has such a melancholy air.  The dunnock sounds positive and ready for spring and I have to say, I am too!  Such a lot to look forward to in the next few months.

About wildlifegardening

Jenny Steel was a Plant Ecologist at Oxford University before becoming a writer. She has more than 20 years experience of writing about and teaching ecology, natural history and wildlife gardening. She is also a photographer, journalist and former plant nursery owner, and a lecturer and tutor in adult education. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television programmes including Gardener’s World with Alan Titchmarsh, and she presented a series of items on the BBC 2 gardening show, How Does Your Garden Grow. She has worked with and written for a variety of organisations including the Royal Horticultural Society, Natural England, Atropos, Ernest Charles, the Adult Residential Colleges Association (ARCA), Haiths, Usborne Books, Complete Gardens, Oxfordshire County Council, the charity Growing Native and several of the Wildlife Trusts. She is also the Garden Bird Guru for the wild bird food company JustAddBirds of which she was a co-founder. The Emmy Award winning film company Panache Productions are currently making a film about her wildlife garden in South Shropshire. She has written 10 books on wildlife gardening. Her website can be found at www.wildlife-gardening.co.uk and her bird food company at www.JustAddBirds.co.uk
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2 Responses to Spring is on the way………

  1. Are you on Facebook or Twitter? Barn Owl Lady x

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