Redpoll fly over-head, calling. Meadow pipit in song flight will parachute down into the tussocks. Any time now the cuckoo should come, with luck.
Blue moor grass is in flower, around Easter time. A rare grass, i'ts prolific on Scout Scar limestone. Its flowers of purple- blue open fast in the warm weather.
Retrospective note from 10 May. During lock-down, it is quieter, the air is cleaner. It is said pollution levels resemble those in the early 20th century. Road traffic levels are as in the 1950s but today's vehicle emissions are lower. We welcome cleaner air. Covid 19 meets Climate Change. The consequence of this pandemic make us see that lo we can meet Climate Chnage objectives- if we have the will.
On Scout Scar there is the sound of ambulances and each time we hear a siren we all wonder if it's a sufferer with Corona Virus being rushed to hospital. Looking out to Morecambe Bay, there's a wailing siren often heard. Lancaster Royal Infirmary is the hospital treating Covid 19 patients. You might think South Cumbria is relatively free of the infection. In fact, 10th May 2020, figures in The Guardian show that nationally figures here are high.