We are planting the last trees for this winter. Cornelean cherry, blacktorn, common alder and small-leaved lime are being planted where grand firs used to be. More blooming spring flowers can be found: hairy wood-rush with its frail tiny flowers; the white flowers with a yellow heart of the barren strawberry, early dog-violet and on moist, calcareous soil  the inconspicuously blooming dog’s mercury. On wetter places opposite-leaved and alternate-leaf golden saxifrage and oxlip bloom. It is mating season for frogs and toads. A pair of mandarin ducks feast on the frogspawn. The nuthatch is preparing its nest.