A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Tuesday 29 April 2014


Cowslips are now in bloom particularly in meadows grazed by cattle. These are on the Coaley Peak nature reserve where the National Trust has reintroduced cattle to conserve the grassland.

Thursday 24 April 2014

Bluebell Woods

Bluebells are at their peak now so what better time to take a walk in the woods where the light green of the newly emerged beech leaves contrast with the vivid blue carpet of flowers.

Monday 14 April 2014

Bats in the Twilight

Lovely sunset yesterday and whilst looking west for the first time this year there were Bats chasing each other in the twilight.

Sunday 13 April 2014

Sunny Views of Berkeley Vale

A sunny Sunday with a steady cool breeze brought out at least 15 paragliders to enjoy the conditions on Coaley Peak.
Excellent visibility across the vale too with no heat haze and patches of yellow oil seed rape showing up in the sunshine.
We enjoyed an ice cream each and enjoyed the views.

Friday 11 April 2014

Woodland flowers

It is a beautiful time in our local woodland now with the trees just starting to burst into leaf and the ground covered in wood anemones and bluebells.