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Nature Notes

Spring 2024

After a cold and wet start to the year, this weather trend seems to be continuing into May. However nature cannot wait. After what seemed a very long time watching the swans on their nest in the pond,  they have brought off eight cygnets this year. Throughout Middle Street Meadow the wildflower areas are growing up and the first orchids have been seen, Pyramidal and Bee orchid. Hopefully more to be found after a good year last year. Cuckoo has been seen and heard close to where the Reed Warblers are nesting along the Nadder. There appears to be two or three Garden Warblers singing in the meadow too. Butterfly numbers are down but conditions have not been good for them.

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