Iain will be taking us around Coldham's Common looking for spring flowers and animals. We will have printouts of the ID spotter sheet (on the right) to help with identification of plants and animals that we might come across and we'll be thinking about how to relate what we find to our own gardens.
Where: Meet at the Coldham's Lane entrance
When: 11:00am Sunday 3rd April
The first of the Nature in Transitionís walks went really well with nine people joining us for a tour of Coldham's Common. Iain pointed out plants and animals that were often new to us and explained their relevance in the local ecosystems. We saw most of the animals on the spotter sheet, including blue tits and bumble bees and although it was too dry for worms their casts were obvious.
Some animals that stand out were nesting solitary bees in the chalky ground and I think everyone will agree that the most spectacular bird of the day was a sparrow hawk.
Other plants and animals that we saw or heard were; black cap, chaffinch, green finch, tawny mining bee, cows, yellow dung fly, tadpoles, lady's bedstraw, black thorn and cherries in bloom.