Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Monthly Feature with Tim Hill of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Hi everyone,

On the show today we heard from Tim Hill - our monthly feature with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Tim talked about everything Spring!

In particular, Tim discussed bird song which is a big feature of the early morning at this time of year. Incidentally, Sunday 2nd May was International Dawn Chorus Day. Tim played a typical dawn chorus that can be heard in Hertfordshire woodlands. Hearing it for yourself is apparently an amazing experience! Hear it from about 4am as the sun begins to rise.

This is also a great time of year to watch out for Spring flowers, including bluebells, especially in the woodlands of Hertfordshire. A great event to see spring flowers is on Thursday this week at Gobions Wood. The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are organising a walk between 2pm and 4pm - further details, information on how to book and more information on the Trust can be found on the website http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/.

Tim rounded off the interview by mentioning that this is a great time of year to see bats as they're coming out of hybernation. Verulamium park is a great place to see them - especially around the lake.

And that was it for this month - Tim will be back with us on Monday 7th June at 5.35pm.

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