‘As lockdown eases, the awareness of nature piqued during lockdown threatens to fall by the wayside’
Updated: Apr 28
Blossom season is upon us, which means there is a precious, fleeting opportunity over the next few weeks, to savour what is arguably one of the leading visual highlights of Spring.
With cherry, hawthorn, apple and pear trees now in bloom, the National Trust today launches their #blossomwatch campaign, encouraging more people to keep their eyes peeled for floral displays while enjoying the warmer weather this weekend!
As lockdown eases, the awareness of nature that was piqued during lockdown threatens to fall somewhat by the wayside. This makes the timing of this campaign all the more fitting, especially for the many of us determined not to lose this habit otherwise known as ‘hanami’ in Japan, and which translates as ‘savouring sights and scents of spring.’
As we pause to notice the blossom this weekend, therefore, why not stop to take a photo and share it with the hashtag #blossomwatch and location, to help support the National Trust’s mission to build a digital map of the country’s blossom.