Currently, I am lucky not to be exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19 and I certainly hope it stays that way, but who knows what fate has in store?
From tomorrow I will be working from home. Genuinely. Not just saying I am then going out on a jolly. What this means in real terms is that I will be saving 1.5 hours travelling time and thus more daylight hours will be available to tidy the garden for spring. I don't intend to go anywhere, open, rural or otherwise unless its necessary, ie for shopping.
I had intended to make the most of my self imposed confinement by watching for wildlife in or from my garden. This will involve birding with skywatching offering the best chance of something interesting, moth trapping and seeing what turns up as I prune, thin and weed some areas. By coincidence I see today that Steve Gale and Dylan Wrathall have had a similar idea excpet they have rounded up a few others to join them and just like the virus, I have sneaked up and invited myself to the party! It has been named by Italian birders - BWKM0 or Birdwatch at zero kilometres. Anything we can do to take our minds off this awful state of affairs in this country at the minute must be a good thing.
So, watch this space and be dazzled by the delights about to be bestowed!
|Some garden spuggies on our feeders...|
|A common Hebrew Character, the most abundant moth of spring in my garden. A stunner....|