Earlier than last year but an opportunity to perhaps pick out a few different species. We were surveying two of the quadrants on the e-Piece. We couldn't find the third peg as despite clearing the undergrowth last year it had disappeared again.
Too early for some species but there were plenty of cowslips on the slope and one or two orchids in each quadrat. Not in flower yet, perhaps we'll check later in the month to see which they actually are, by which time the scabious will also be out.
Plenty of birdsong around - we heard a cuckoo as we walked down the path and both green and spotted woodpeckers were around. I also spotted a blackcap singing below us.