Everywhere is draped in white veils of blackthorn and hawthorn blossom broken by spots and strips of golden yellow gorse. The trees too soon are loosing their blossom in the wild wind and deluge of rain and the ground is carpeted in multi-coloured petals.
May is a great time to start searching for the smaller, more delicate wildflowers as they have the light and space to propagate before becoming overwhelmed later in the summer by bigger and more lush relatives.
Ones to look out for include :
Lily of the Valley, For-get-me-not, Fritillary,Common Butterwort, Yellow Rattle, Comfrey,Wood Sorrel, Herb Robert.
As has been seen from night camera photographs, Ness Gardens has a considerable active night life. What is less obvious is the large bat population that lives and feeds in the area also. Species include :
Soprano Pipistrelle, Noctule Bat, Daubenton's Bat, Whiskered/Brandt's Bat, Brown Long-eared Bat, Mouse-eared Bat.