It's the time of year that signs of spring colour appear and the scent of wild garlic is prevalent in the woodlands.  Blackthorn flowers emerge in the hedgerows and lambs fill the fields!  Wading birds such as lapwing, curlew, snipe and redshank are returning to farmland to begin nest building – the tumbling display of the lapwing and the bubbling call of the curlew are some of the most evocative sights and sounds  of spring in the Bowland landscape.

Also look out for:

  • The distinctive song of the cuckoo towards the month’s end.
  • Badgers, as the young take their first tentative steps outside the sett.
  • Bats as they emerge in the skies at dusk after roosting through the winter.