Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve on 1st April 2017; the meteorological first day of spring. To save and mark the day I consider as being the start of the annual growing season, and to help me draw comparisons with the same day next year and, hopefully, many years to come, I’ve made this video of the ground conditions along the full length of the marsh – north to south. I have not included every part of the marsh, but enough to estimate a degree of progress. I guess this video will bore the pants off most people, as it features grass, rush, and grazing cattle, but its useful visual information for me .
In most Northern Hemisphere temperate regions, spring months are March, April and May, although differences exist from country to country. Summer is June, July, August; autumn is September, October, November; winter is December, January, February. Most Southern Hemisphere temperate regions have opposing seasons with spring in September, October and November.
I slipped a dead cat over my shotgun microphone for the last six clips, which has dramatically reduced wind noise.