Friday, 23 March 2012
A change of scenery today with a first visit to Bodenham Arboretum. The walks along the tree lined paths and through the woodlands were splendid and superb views were enjoyed of the surrounding countryside. Wild Cyclamen and Daffodils were in flower and a new plant for me was Yellow Skunk Cabbage , such a vivid and striking colour! Birds seen on the walks were Blue Tit, Great tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Raven x2, Buzzard x2 with Tawny Owl and Roe Deer heard only. It was a most enjoyable visit to the Arboretum in sunshine for the most part though a hail shower was unexpected whilst walking through the woodlands, thankfully there were plenty of Pine trees to shelter under!