(Snow Drops, Andy Hay rspb-images)
As January draws to a close there are the very first signs of Spring in the air. Snowdrops are popping up amongst the undergrowth, skylarks have been heard singing on the Coal Tips Trail and I even heard a great spotted woodpecker drumming as I walked along the Discovery Trail, also hazel catkins.
(Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tom Marshall rspb-images)
A group of long tailed tits…