February - an overview
February can be a cold unforgiving month with snow
and cold north winds, but it is also the month where the first
signs that spring is not far away.
What to see
Catkins sometimes called 'lambs tails'
their golden tassels
can be seen hanging from the branches of Hazel. Plants are beginning
to show signs of life; the snowdrops are flowering, time-lapse
of a snowdrop
Daffodils shoots are now above ground
in readiness for flowering in March.
Migrant birds such as Redwing
which have spent the winter in Britain can still be seen. Later
in the month Lapwings
will return to moorland. Garden birds such as the Blackbird
will still find food in short supply, putting out food for them
will be help. This will encourage other birds such as Long
A period of fine weather and you will hear birds such as the Chaffinch
singing. Frogs will move to breeding ponds to
10th February 2005 Frogspawn
at Greenfields Haworth. 15th February 2007 at Greenfields. 21st
Feb 2008 at Greenfields. 23rd February 2009 at Greenfields, 21st
February 2012 at Greenfield.
23rd February 2007 Lapwings
on Haworth moor. 10th February 2008 at Leeshaw reservoir.
This ear month's so like the other - Some wod think em sister
Bill o 'th' Hoylus February 1873
Now in th' right an left, the extremes of heaven, To frost
and snow an biting blasts are given.
Bill o 'th' Hoylus Febrewarry 1874
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about nature, stories or folklore relating to this month contact
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