Amidst the chaos and uncertainty that is currently circulating in the country, Finemere Wood reassuringly carries on doing its thing regardless.
As we head into spring, birdsong is escalating, primroses are blossoming and bluebell leaves are emerging, as they do year after year.
The Finemere volunteers have been busy clearing up the substantial mess they have created over the winter months. Much cutting and clearing of scrub and trees, to open up areas to light, has left huge piles of brash to be dealt with.
The woodland workers are fairly cheerful as they pile branches on to dead hedges and bonfires, but I know that in their heart of hearts they would far rather be knocking over a large tree. However, such activities are out of bounds as the nesting season begins.