Saturday 6 June 2020

We are one on this little planet - visit River Crane Sanctuary website for a Nature Fix

                     “I meant to do my work today                       
But a black bird sang in the apple-tree,   
   And a butterfly flitted across the field 
       And all the leaves were calling me. 

And the wind went sighing over the land
 Tossing the grasses to and fro,  
                  And a rainbow held out its shining hand –  
   So what could I do but laugh and go?”
 Richard Le Gallienne
The poem quotes a ‘brown’ bird but I hope the Poet will not mind this change as the                     words of Maya Angelou “I know why the caged bird sings kept coming into my thoughts as the horrors in America unfolded with the murder of George.                                         
Blackbirds are so beautiful and their song fills us with joy amidst all the depression which comes with witnessing and fighting against injustices in the world again and again. We have to ‘sing’ and find respite wherever we can in order to keep standing up to the bullies. 
LOVE in a Mist – Nigella - growing wild and free and Two Roses for Peace and Understanding.

Springwatch is showing us amazing scenes of Nature and the Conservation work being done by dedicated people all across the country.  Young people are being given a voice and becoming role models for the changes which we want to see worldwide. Butterflies, bees, wildflowers and birds are glorious along the Sanctuary route so take a walk; stand and stare awhile.  Bat pups will be born this month and when three weeks old may be found on the ground when they start learning to fly!  Bats are important indicators of Biodiversity as they are sensitive to landscape changes and usage. Bat Conservation Site for more information