The West Country is wonderful in any season but Spring brings new life to the glorious counties and with it some wonderful sights.
This month sees the return of swallows and cuckoos from warmer climates and a flurry of activity from birds building their nests ready for the new generation. Watch out for low flying sticks as birds carry nest material up to 3 times the size of them which can include sticks, moss, grass, leaves and even animal hair to make their nest more homely.
Hunt for evidence of rabbits and badger emerging from hibernation on warm spring mornings and wonder along the shoreline to see herons, egrets and the occasional basking shark.
Find beautiful meadows of bluebells and wild garlic,and eat green with seasonal spinach, watercress and samphire.
Why not take full advantage of the season and explore all it has to offer with a guide or trip on land or sea:
For water wildlife book a half day cruise aboard AK Wildlife Cruises, leaving from Falmouth and exploring the south coast.
For those more active folk Kernow Nordic Waking offer organised yomps across the Cornish countryside for all abilities.
Take full advantage of natures kitchen and book a foraging course with Fat Hen where you can enjoying cooking and eating your finds after.