Spring 2020 did not begin how anyone expected. The usual signs of life were springing up all around us – from daffodils to blossom and, of course, the general greening up of the trees and hedgerows.
Due to the restrictions concerning Covid-19, the majority of us are not on the move as much at the moment. Road, rail and air are all much quieter, with those who can working from home and avoiding the daily commute, as well as other non-essential trips out and about.
Many of us are out in our local areas more than we would be usually, due to travel restrictions discouraging the drive further afield to explore more remote areas. We may have more time too, now we're removed from our otherwise hectic schedules of getting the kids to school, commuting and working elsewhere.
This has led to more isolated areas becoming much quieter, which is likely to have some benefits for the wildlife there.
Locally, our single venture outside to exercise is likely to be the highlight of the day, and a time when we can appreciate the appearance of flowers and green vegetation springing up, which before may have gone unnoticed.