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Spring has arrived!

After what seems to have been a long, cold winter, spring has finally arrived, at least to some parts of the UK.
Spring has arrived!

Wytham in the Spring. Photo by D. Pallett © CEH

March 2013 was the coldest March in the UK since 1962, according to the Met Office, and spring this year seems to have arrived late. However, on our Facebook page we've just posted some photographs of ECN Wytham Woods bathed in Spring sunshine. Our site staff there - Denise and Steffi - report that the buds on the trees are opening and yellow celandines are carpeting the woodland floor.

These photos contrast with the wintry images taken at ECN Snowdon just a few weeks earlier.

In addition to this, Chris, our site manager at ECN Cairngorms, has written a blog article about the arrival of spring in his part of Scotland. Chris reports that migrant birds like wheatears and willow warblers have begun arriving from Africa, which must be a welcome sight.

We're using our Facebook page to share photos of ECN sites, along with other information about the network. We hope you enjoy it. If you do, and you have a Facebook account, please consider 'liking' us!

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