My last report of finding wildflowers on 4th January this year all seems even more remarkable now following the recent snow. I attach a photo of our Wrenthorpe garden taken yesterday 17 January 2016. It reminded me of a similar spell of weather during 2013 and I attach a photo of a collared dove in the garden taken on 21 January of that year. This dove like many other birds were struggling to find food and were queuing at the feeders. It perhaps is also a reminder of how much wild birds appreciate our help in such changeable weather.