The low snowfall and the slightly above freezing temperatures during the day recent;y have resulted in patches of grass appearing in the garden – something quite unheard of before at this time of the year.  last year we were at minus 15degC overnight which was a bit cold for the date but more typical, nevertheless.

However, this turns a birders head in the direction of the garden (and the birds that visit it) and remionds us that we have a lengthy talk to prepare on the subject of bird gardening – we are scheduled to give it to BPQ in three weeks and to the Arbo in early May.  Not to be missed, full of good things.