Formerly, our winters used to be constructed with care. Some freezing, some thawing. As soon as you had finally dusted your ice skates and dug up your mittens, thaw had already set in. The first ice scraping from your car window, a hopeful little snowman and some modest ski-fever, interspersed with a daunting little thaw […]
The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Did you know…… Mute swans often mate for life as a monogamous couple. They even raise the cygnets as a pair. Mute swans often use the same nest each year, restoring it if neceassairy.