Trish's Springwatch Returns to Suffolk

The countryside is buzzing with warm spring days, birds are singing and  fledglings in the nests in our part of rural Suffolk, close to Minsmere and the Heritage Coast.

There are many  Suffolk Wildlife Trust sites, and more places to visit managed by the National Trust and English Heritage. Quiet special places with abundant wildlife and ‘just soak up the countryside’, around our unspoilt country lanes and footpaths, and so many areas along the coast offering beautiful views, heritage and cultural places to visit.

I made a short journey last week around Shingle Street, walking to the Martello Tower, then drove through Alderton to Bawdsey on the River Deben and The Boathouse Café for tea!, and just opposite catch the boat to Felixstowe Ferry which reminded me of these unspoilt charming places I had not visited for a while. The AONB covers a wide area. More familiar to me is bluebells at Vicarage Grove and Sparnbrook Lane with its flush of Spring flowers in Wenhaston. Reydon Wood and thorington Church Farm are wonderful walking places, get close to nature there for sure! Good to go and explore more  ‘new’ places too!