Seasonal Affective Disorder belongs to February; eight degrees and no sunshine in the middle of the day in the middle of May just isn’t right ( we shouldn't really have been suprised, it wasn't a Wednesday after all).
Nevertheless, we seasoned wildlife surveyors were not to be deterred from our mission to catalogue the flora and fauna of the wilder parts of Cherryburn. Whilst no doubt benefitting from the plentiful rain of recent, our flowering plants could really do with a bit of warmth to meet seasonal norms - and make identification easier.
|Wildlife Recorder at Work|
|Edge of Cherryburn Dene|
Much of the property is house, garden and paddock, but there is also a dedicated Wildlife Garden and a surprising area of other wildlife-friendly land in the hedgerows to the west and the strip of woodland along the dene on the east and north sides. And, to encourage birds and bats, NT Rangers have been putting up an assortment of boxes in the trees.
|A new home|