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Join the 'Armchair Naturalists' & beat the coronavirus isolation

Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Like everyone else around four months ago, we heard the news that a new virus had emerged and was spreading rapidly in China. It all seemed very far away and was not disrupting lives here in the UK at all.
Fast forward three months and here we are; the vast majority of the country is now isolating at home, students are not at school or college and most shops have closed.

It’s certainly a grim time to be a human but outside in the natural world, things are moving on. Spring is here and with it the annual change in animal behaviour.

Have you heard the dawn chorus yet? Usually, at this time of year, it’s around 5.30 am – it’s wonderful to hear the local Blackbirds singing to attract a female. Singing uses a lot of energy and the strongest singers are more likely to attract a female to raise healthy chicks.
 
Blackbird

You should also see a lot more activity on the bird feeder. One reason for this is because a bird’s natural food isn’t most abundant until summer and with all the extra mouths to feed at this time of year, they certainly need our help. If you’re stuck indoors self-isolating, now is a great time to start birdwatching.

Even elsewhere in the garden if you’re lucky enough to have a pond the frog spawn or even tadpoles should be around soon.

Plants like cyclamen and Helleborus come into their own at this time of year and who doesn’t fail to be cheered up by the sight of daffodils and tulips.
 
Daffodils

Join us in these uncertain times in becoming an armchair naturalist. Nature is always there for us to enjoy and even though we may be stuck indoors we can still embrace it. So, top up that bird feeder or weed the garden because fresh air works wonders.

We are here to help so why not give us a call, our office staff are working from home, Haith’s warehouse is fully operational with team members working safe distances from each other as per government guidelines.
 
Working from home

So, although we are apart, the Haith’s team are still working together to help the UK’s wildlife.

Stay safe and we look forward to hearing from you.

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