Every year, at about this time, we take a trip to Cammo Country Park to view the snowdrops in the walled garden.
The garden is full of these lovely flowers
They even grow around the airborne roots of this fallen tree
Cammo Country Park is a lovely place (though very muddy in places!). It has lovely views over to the iconic old water tower, these days used as a nest site for a colony of jackdaws
The many beautiful trees around the park have yet to come into leaf and looked dramatic against today's wonderful skies
The fields around the country park are beautiful too, and well known for their populations of declining birds species. We were totally delighted today to see a flock of around 20 tree sparrows in the hedges around one of the field, along with reed bunting and greenfinch. Thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for these photos:
(male reed bunting)
Sadly the threat of potential housing development still hangs over these fields (you can read more about this here).