Bristol Bioblitz, which kicks off Bristol's yearly Festival of Nature. This is a 24 hour period when loads of naturalists converge on a chosen site to find and record as many species as possible! There were also fun nature activities for families and school events. KWAG are now planning nature walks for people to come along and learn about the natural heritage of the estate, which I'm really excited about.
We've been doing lots of conservation work and as a result the wild flowers are really benefiting. The number and variety have really gone up this year.As we finally got some sunshine this week, I thought I'd share their beauty with you.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats, spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In their freckles live our savours.
I must go seek some dew-drops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
I'm so glad to see any improvement which helps our poor bee population, things for them are so very bad at the moment. Despite two beautiful warm days here on Monday and Tuesday it's now back to wind and rain again. Our garden birds are feeding as if it were still winter. The old saying 'Ne'r cast a clout, till May be out' is certainly true this year!
Meanwhile, on the stitchery front I finished another project (I'm really pleased with it and - it involved piping. Whoo hoo! I can't show you yet though, 'cos it's for something special). I have though, at long last 'framed' my poor Miss Muffet, who's been hanging around for ever waiting for something to happen to her - so this week she takes her place in the now famous (well, it seems to have become my 'showing place' ) renovated Wicker Chair!
Hope your weekend is warm, bright - and full of flowers.x