Nature diary: Share your experiences of Spring

Pink Spring flowers

Spring signals the start of warmer days and longer evenings, renewed life and returning colour. To celebrate, we're calling on nature lovers across Devon to record their experiences of nature, wildlife and Spring.

For generations, poets and writers have put pen to paper to express the importance of the arrival of spring and the burst of colour and busyness in the animal kingdom. 

Why not start to keep a paper or digital diary which aims to capture the start of the season by documenting your observations on wildlife, the weather and what spring means to you in no more than 150 words.

As we all adapt to a very different way of life over the coming months, this will encourage us all to engage with our own natural surroundings, which can offer benefits to both physical and mental health. 
Observations can be made in your gardens, in the countryside or even through windows, so those limited by the effects of the coronavirus can still take part. 

In 2019, wildlife lovers contributed to the first ever crowd-sourced nature diary to mark the official start of spring. The digital diary, which is a partnership between the National Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, offers a unique snapshot of the change of season as it swept across the UK. 

Fun for the whole family