Smell of SummerWild West Yorkshire nature diary, Wednesday 12th May 1999
IN THE WOOD the Bluebells are still at their best, while by the canal Hawthorn is in blossom, and the damper meadows are sprinkled with buttercups. There is still a waft of garlic in the wood, so it is difficult to catch the hyacinth scent of the bluebells. The heady scent of hawthorn blossom hangs in the air.
Along the Balk lane, a small group of Linnets flies by and a single male Yellowhammer sits, but doesn't sing, on a wire.
The House Martins haven't settled down yet to the business of nesting, but we see a few around.