Head to the hills in March for…
Awesome eagle action
We’re nearing the end of the active eagle season, so if you want an easy spot, head now to a Highland glen. Breeding pairs swoop together through the crags, playing on the wind. You’ll need patience, binoculars and a bright, breezy day.
Try to involve a woodland on a walk; they are rich with plant life at this time of year. Bluebells are some of the most obvious to the eye and wild garlic will make itself unmistakably known to the nose.
An amphibian invasion
In spring, frogs and toads wake out of hibernation with one thing on their minds (after breakfast and the bog, naturally). Hundreds of them make their way down hillsides to breed near lakes, ponds and even puddles – they're everywhere!
Female hares give birth to their first litter of one to two leverets around this time, but it’s likely that more will follow. Signals are often very clear, and females will put up a good fight against a male they’re not interested in.