in Nottinghamshire

Part of the OMN Spring Collection

Also in the Spring Collection Toad Patrol, 6 Poems For Spring and and St Anns Community Orchard

Spring is here once again!

The Daffodils and tulips are up, the bluebells a making the woods look simply divine, the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and the weeds are doing what weeds do best.

But have you ever wondered what spring is...

I mean have you ever wondered why we have spring is? Why it is?

Well, as well as a chance to see some lovely pics taken by the OMN team set to a fine piece of spring inspired music, this is your chance to find out.

A Slideshow to music

Photos by Dunc and Hothouse Theatre's Youth Group
Music Appalachian Spring
by Aarron Copeland Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra

Plants of Spring

Some of the first things to come out are the woodland bulbs. Snowdrops and daffodils are naturally found in woodlands and come out early to catch the sunlight before the leaves from the trees make the woodland floor too dark for them.

Deciduous trees, that is those that drop their leaves in the autumn, ‘flush’ or open out their buds and put out their new leaves. By now, most of the trees will have put out their leaves. The leaves will be very soft and are vulnerable to attack from insects.

Towards the end of spring, bluebells, ramsons, and hedge plants all start to get into flower. It is by far the best time to get out there, with your camera, and catch all the colours of nature.

20 British native wildflowers to grow

Why We Have Spring

Ever wondered why we have spring?

Or have you always just thought it is in the nature of things?

Well, here its the truth!

Animals in Spring

Toads and frogs will come out from hibernation and make their way to their traditional ponds to do a bit of breeding. This will give the tadpoles time to grow into little froglets ready for the coming of the next winter.

Birds will start looking for nesting places. If you've got any nesting boxes in your garden, keep an eye on them and see who is checking them out for the coming breeding season.

There will be lots of other signs to look out for. Catkins on hazel trees, blossom on blackthorn and hawthorn later on. Cherry and apple blossom when things are really starting to warm up.

Then there are the migrants returning from a winter spent in much warmer climes. Swallows and swifts and of course the cuckoo, which you are more likely to hear than see.

Why do birds migrate?

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