Dreaming of Daffodils
After the long, dark and nippy winter months, we are very much looking forward to what spring has to offer. It’s that time of year when everything is changing, there’s new life popping up all over the place – and with that brings new hope.
Here’s just a few reasons why we LOVE spring so much…
We get to step outside and enjoy the fresh spring air as the days start to get longer and the nights get shorter. It’s the perfect season to get outdoors and explore, dust of your bike or go for a hike and enjoy the spring breeze and sunshine. And you can still enjoy comfy evenings curled up in a fluffy blanket!
The end of hibernation
Spring welcomes the sight of many animals not seen since last year, and probably, the UK’s most famous hibernating animal is the Hedgehog. With the arrival of spring days, their food supply is back so it’s time for them to get up and eat! It is so important we look after our hedgehogs, we’ve lost a third of the population since the millennium. Just a thought, why not log your sightings [ https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/about-our-hedgehog-street-campaign/ ] so we can help keep track on these incredible creatures?
The arrival of the first Swallow always puts a smile on our faces at GreenWood. It’s a sign that spring is well and truly here! This fork tailed bird arrives from Africa early April and stays with us until September hunting for tasty insects. And, let’s be honest, there’s no better indicator of spring than birds chirping in your backyard!
Bumblebees and Butterflies
The first sightings of these fragile, flower loving creatures always fills us with joy! Did you know, the Bumblebee queen is usually the first Bee to emerge after spending the entire winter underground hibernating alone in the soil?
Butterflies are some of the most thrilling and colourful woodland insects…
We love daffodils – these vivid flowers are one of the first signs that spring is truly under way. Bursting with the promise of sunny days just around the corner, these joyful yellow flowers blossom from late February to early April.
Easter belongs to spring and it’s the perfect opportunity to relish in some downtime and spend quality time with your loved ones. Why not check out what we have planned at the park for the Easter holidays.