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Nature is on the side lines

Unfortunately at the moment my nature related thoughts have been pushed to the back of my mind and replaced with rugby ones! I’m putting all my energy (literally!) into promoting the newly formed women’s rugby club in Odense (the only one on Funen!). I’m hoping to round up enough interested women, teach them the basics and get playing! It’s no mean feat in a country where no one has really heard of this sport with an oval ball. I’ve spent the last week writing e-mails to newspapers, designing posters (in two languages!), biking to and from various schools, shops, university buildings trying to spread the word – WOMEN’S RUGBY IS HERE!

But despite this, it has been hard to ignore the wonderful bird song that fills my ear as I make these trips. Today was a beautiful sunny day with brilliant clear skies and it was the first day I have heard the newly arrived skylarks singing with all their heats. They sing in flight very high up on clear sunny days. They can usually be heard over open fields (ploughed especially) and high up on the heath/moor. What a wonderful sound to brighten your day! Listen here

Skylark or Sanglærke in Danish (songlark) from RSPB site.