Jim, who works for The Conservation Volunteers, has been updating us on the latest news and sightings from London's oldest Nature Trail.
Down on the Nature Trail on the half term walk, we had Giant Puffballs 'a puffing their millions of Spores, while Newts, Dragonfly Larvae & Water Boatman are bringing the pond to life.
Also look out at the moment for Snowdrops in flower and the aromatic Wild Garlic just emerging from the ground. You will also see Daffodils & Crocuses near to flowering, and Blackthorn's white flowers that come out, unusually, before its leaves.
To cap it all, we had two very large Stag Beetle Larvae in the wood - yes, the endangered variety!
There has been some Tree work being carried out that you may notice. This is to manage the trees to keep them safe & healthy. The bird nesting season is here now & lasts at least till May, during this time vegetation & trees should be left undisturbed so the birds have the best chance of having a successful brood. It is against the law to disturb nesting birds.