Spring starts officially today, unless you're reading this in the southern hemisphere!
On this day two years ago: cuckoo, subalpine warbler, lesser kestrel, sawfly orchid. And a visit to Weird Sculpture Farm. Oropesa de Toledo, Spain. The Long Spring pages 45-48.
Thank you to Broadhurst &Co. of Southport for this equinoctial tweet of support!
Laurence Rose is a conservationist, writer and composer. He has worked for the RSPB since 1983.