Primroses, bluebells and the intoxicating aroma of wild garlic are the hallmark of springtime in the woodlands.
Migrant birds such as sand martins and swallows can be seen flitting northwards along the coast, while later on whitethroats are to be heard singing scratchily from scrubland. The song of chiff chaffs and willow warblers melodically fill the airspace and on warmer days take advantage of the emerging insects. One of whom, the dangly legged St Marks fly, can be seen in large numbers while trying to attract a mate. They can be a bit annoying but are useful pollinators of plants, trees and crops.