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HAWTHORNE, known as the May-tree, is the only British plant to be named after the month in which it flowers.

WHITE BLOOMS always seems to come out first and for me are a mark of May - cow parsley, wild garlic, wood anemones and hawthornehave been out for a few weeks now and are just starting to fade and make space for their more colourful neighbours.

GARDEN SPIDER’S webs are sprinkled with hundreds of tiny spiderlings preparing to go out into the world. They will soon be dispersed on the wind, ballooning on a thread of gossamer.

THE SKY IS FULL of birds flitting too and fro with beaks full of food for their young . In starling families both parents help at mealtimes so there’s a lot of coming and going near their nests. Blackbirds can be seen on lawns and verges, their heads cocked listening for sounds of a worm to take back to the brood. Cuckoos have started laying in the nests of other birds, the females identifying a suitable nest, removing (often eating) one of the eggs and laying one of her own. When it hatches, the cuckoo chick will through out the other contents of the nest and the poor little parent birds will be left with a huge foster child to feed until it if flees the nest.





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The Phantom Lollipop Man!

Review to follow (busy week!) but, as you can see, I adored this hence its position as the March Book of the Month!  



Igniting Writing is a creative writing club hosted at Wokingham Library and completely free to attend. The club provides a fun, relaxed atmosphere where 11-18 year-olds can develop their storytelling and writing skills. Writing can be a bit of a solitary activity, so this provides a great opportunity for teens to come together and write as a group, share their imaginative story ideas with others and build friendships with other young aspiring writers. Sessions are held on Saturday mornings, 10:30am to 12noon, and focus on a different aspect of writing every week, from creating characters and settings to exploring genres like sci-fi, fantasy and beyond. Roughly once a month Igniting Writing also hosts 'guest speaker' sessions, where local authors, poets, journalists and other people experienced in the world of writing come and share their knowledge and advice – it's a chance to get the inside scoop from the pros!