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   Spring in Pamber Forest    18 April, 2020

As many of you who live close by will have observed if you take your daily walk in the forest, the recent good weather has seen spring come to life.

Many of the spring migrants are here now so the forest is alive with the song of blackcaps and garden warblers and cuckoo since Sunday.

Butterflies have been much in evidence with loads of brimstone, peacock, orange-tip, holly blue and a few speckled wood, comma and green-veined white.

Hoverfly activity has also picked up with an audible hum coming from the many drone flies hovering above your head.

In the ponds spawning of frogs and toads seemed to stopped weeks ago but just a few days ago a smaller emergence of toads appeared and proceeded to spawn in Gravel Pit Pond. The newts have been really active as well and spawning has been witnessed.

Bluebells are now in flower, quite an early date as they usually start towards the end of the month or in early May. Other flowers now out include the cherry trees, crab apple (just starting) wood spurge and a good show of primroses and violets.

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