Just over six years ago, Kineton Community Orchard was planted out on the Kineton Sports and Social Club field. The trees have settled in well now, and they are producing a wonderful range of fruit including plums, damsons, pears, apricots, almonds and medlars.
One of the aims was to encourage biodiversity in the orchard area, and it is rewarding to see that the cowslips have spread and multiplied from the original two small patches. Do come and have a look to see how the trees are getting on. Maybe you will spot some different wildlife there too? There were butterflies and bees being busy today.
Cowslips – growing very happily in the orchard.
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana) – white heads of flowers to feed insects early in the year and then red and black berries in the autumn.
Out resounding song thrush currently sounds like something from Harry Potter – quidditch, quidditch, quidditch…
Of course, the moment I realised I hadn’t yet seen a swallow – along they come, swooping over the road to Radway this beautiful spring morning.
4th May and I haven’t seen a swallow yet!! House martins over the Wyre Forest the other day, but not a swallow in sight yet.
8pm this evening – a cuckoo clearly calling from the fields just north of Lighthorne Road.
Some were spotted a couple of days ago in the trees by the entrance to Wroxton Abbey!!
Worth a visit…
My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 was to finally see a hawfinch… it’s now well into 2018 but as long last I have ticked it off!!