The start of 2013 has seen some horrendous weather and at times it felt like the rain was never going to stop. But anybody who enjoys spending time in the countryside will have noticed some significant changes within the last few weeks. After the long winter dormancy; life is starting to stir again. Birds are singing with gusto and the first flowers are putting on their colourful displays.
But for me, there is one thing, above all others, that has always signaled the start of Spring. Each year I look for its first signs with excited anticipation: The first frog spawn.
Yesterday, we came across a small pond teaming with squirming frogs and enough spawn to convince us that Spring is definitely well under way. Let’s hope that the wintry weather will soon be behind us for another year.