Today was another sunny day in the current warm spell that follows a cool start to April.
Looking down from the earth mounds, at the centre of the Abbey Fishponds nature reserve, the fenland below is half green where the sedges have been cut back and are growing back fresh, and a straw colour where last year’s dry stems have been left.
Sedges can be seen growing from the edge of the boggy ground.
The pools are also being surrounded by green leaves.
Round the edges of the nature reserve new trees are growing from their protective sheaths.
From the woodland areas lots of Lords and Ladies can be developing their male flowers, the so called Cuckoo-pint.
There are a lot of birds singing and fighting for space, particularly in the wooded areas.
There are also early insects such as this Orange-tip Butterfly.
At the entrances to the Nature Reserve are notices warning of ticks. Ticks can transmit microbes that cause illnesses like Lyme disease.