Geology of the
Litttle Malvern's Fault
Lost and Found
“Teach the art of creating islands of stillness In which I can absorb the beauty
of everyday things- Clouds, trees and the music of birdsong” Marion Stroud
It is difficult to feel a burst of optimism as we move into a New Year, with
those people in Westminster putting us through their own brand of hell. But life
must get better with a new decade and hope for all. We birdwatchers are a hardy
As the mornings become lighter ,birds are singing again .Song thrushes, robins
and great tits can all be heard these winter mornings Playing a recording of
birdsong (RSPB website) will help you identify individuals and will thus make
listening to the sounds of spring a more rewarding experience.
Small clusters of snowdrops and the bright yellow flowers of winter aconite make
a welcome splash of colour ,lifting the spirit on these cold, damp days. Catkins
(country name ‘lamb’s tails’ in times gone by) can also be seen in sheltered
parts of the hills.
Waxwings from Scandinavia are with us again. Small flocks can often be seen in
the car parks of your favourite supermarket., feeding on rowan berries. The
birds are pink in colour with black wing tips and a small crest. It is rare to
see them—a real treat!
With the new government, we hope this year will deliver fresh vision for our
hard pressed natural world and measures to prevent over-development, intensive
farming and fly tipping—just a few of the issues that matter to us all.
Come on kids—start taking an interest in nature. The future of the natural world
will be in your hands. Remember—every little helps.