Country diary: A mass hatching rises from the river | Environment

The arboreal corridor around the River Wharfe is bright with the sharp, tangy colors of April: the fresh lemon-and-lime fuzz of hawthorn budburst; the icy white of wood anemones; the acidic yellow of willow catkins. There is a gauzy delicacy to it all, with the sunlight diffused through a sheet of high cloud. Much of … Read more