Spring is the time when everything starts to come alive again. Watch out for orange-tip butterflies around the delicate pink of the lady's smock flowers, the first lambs enjoying the early sun and the first woodland flowers like wood anemone. Hedges start to bud and leaf and the dawn chorus of a chiffchaff, rich blackbird and strident great tit all puncture the air on still mornings.
As the sun rises higher in the sky and the days really start to warm up the meadows become rich in insect life. Below the cool green dappled canopy and along the winding stream dragonflies hawk up and down the river in search of food. The sweet scent of dog rose fills the air as it winds through the hedges and the insistent questioning call of the of the stock dove drifts down from the trees.