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Letter: Your Say - Joys of nature in sun and rain.

Byline: J Langman

WHAT a marvellous few weeks it has been in Willenhall Woods.

March ended with budding trees and shrubs, and flocks of finches, including chaffinch, brambling, siskin and goldfinch, on the unharvested seed-heads of last autumn.

April saw a spread of cream and yellow mats of wood anemones and celandines changing gradually to a carpet of bluebells.

The most surprising thing for the time of year was the number and variety of butterflies. Early April saw the first with the brilliant yellow brimstones and these were quickly followed by a great number of peacocks, both large and small tortoiseshells, the odd comma, a mixture of whites and some orange tips.

Now with the rain, everywhere is a sea of vibrant greens and the resident birds are tending their nests.

Mother Nature carries on regardless of the noise and damage caused by the motorcycles and quad bikes of all sizes that still tear round the woods apparently unhindered by any authority.

J Langman, Windridge Close, Willenhall.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 21, 2007
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