Sunday, December 21, 2008
Well, today is mid-winter and the shortest day of the year. So, looking on the bright side, the days now start getting longer again and impossible as it seems, it is the start of Spring in 6 weeks! The change in day length will trigger things and even in January there will be evident changes in the woodland to both plant and animal life. For me it has been a fascinating year and I have never observed the seasonal change in one location so much as this year at Scrag. It will be interesting to observe any variation in the coming years as well as to see whether any of my changes have worked to improve the habitat to the benefit of the very special species list there. Happy mid-winter!