As we wave goodbye to the early bloomers – snowdrops – we say hello to The Park daffodils. Very soon we will be seeing vibrant daffodils glowing yellow across the woodland floors. Joining us sooner than we think are bluebells, which will arrive mid-May. These beautiful little blooms are fragile so when they make their appearance, make sure to stick to the paths so you don’t trample them.
We will begin to see lots of little creatures emerging from their cosy winter homes. Hedgehogs, dormice, butterflies and ladybirds are just some of the wildlife that will be coming out of their winter slumber to forage on the woodland floor. Whilst they may be hard to spot they are definitely out there so keep your eyes peeled.
Birds & Bees
Now that our springtime flowers are blooming the bees are also emerging to seek out some sweet nectar. You will most likely see honey bees, carpenter bees and the good old bumble bee buzzing about your gardens. Why not plant some wildflowers in your garden to help our fuzzy friends out – after all, they do a lot for us!
The Park has a whole variety of trees within it’s SSSI woodland, some of which are almost 1000 years old, this makes it the perfect location for the birds to find their nesting site to lay their eggs. You’ll see our feathered friends collecting and flying round with sticks, moss and mud in their beaks to make sturdy nests for their fledglings soon to come.
Things to do this spring at Dalkeith Country Park
There’s definitely no shortage of things to do this spring at Dalkeith Country Park. We have a whole host of events for you to get excited about. Whether it’s an art exhibition that catches your eye or letting loose under the spring sunshine, we’ve got the perfect event for you. Take a look below and find the one for you, or come and see our full 2023 events calendar.