Girton recently lost a big tree - I think it was a holm oak. Until a couple of weeks ago it had a great spot right in the middle of the village. Things feel stark without it. It’s going to be replaced - but it will be tens of years before anything comparable has grown up.
Out running recently I found this “Woodland welcome” sign. There are some saplings just out of shot but I don’t think I’ve done it an injustice. It’s rather a forward-looking statement to call what’s behind it a “woodland”.
Chiffchaffs are back and I heard skylarks and willow warblers this moring - spring has sprung! Even glimpsed a grey wagtail the other day.