February: The Garden Bird

February is traditionally the month when winter begins the gradual transition into spring. As the garden birds who have weathered the winter months are on the move, in their never-ending hunt for food, they will also begin their courtship displays…

The North Wind Doth Blow

Britain has seen some harsh weather in February, with the River Thames freezing over several times since records began in 1659. However, in the 21st century, temperatures haven’t dipped as low. The Met Office is predicting a warmer than average…

Shakespeare: Sonnet 97

Shakespeare’s romantic poem, Sonnet 97, is as relevant today as it was when it was first written more than 400 years ago. The Bard takes a poignant look at winter, using it to symbolise the passing of time and his…