Spring is here!

Although the weather might not feel like it this week, spring is officially here. The first day of March marks the start of meteorological spring, while we still have a few more days to wait for the first day of the astronomical spring on 20 March. Find out more about the difference on the Met Office website.

Either way it is a great time to get out and enjoy Devon’s countryside. Spring is a season of change as the wild flowers start to emerge, leaves begin to break forth on the trees and migratory birds can be seen arriving, in the case of summer migrants such as swallows or cuckoos, while the winter visitors depart.

Follow the links below for some good spring walks:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway/trails/greenways-spring-walk
http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/Spring
https://www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/short-walks/the-greenway-walk/

Photo by Derek Harper