I met a friend today to walk through Colinton and Craiglockart Dells today. We both commented on the unseasonally mild weather and nature seems to be unsure what season it is at the moment!
The garden snails are still hibernating on masse in their traditional hibernation tree
while the hazel tree is covered with catkins (thanks Weaver of Grass for reminding me to start looking out for this!)song thrushes in the Dells today (it's a place where generally there are a lot of song thrushes) but I have heard these lovely birds singing in a couple of different places this week. Some good news about song thrushes, they were recently moved from the UK's red list of birds of greatest conservation concern to the amber list, though it's not been such good news for many other species. You can find out more in the State of UK Birds report from the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).
What signs of Spring are you seeing at the moment? Do you think Spring is arriving early this year?