March, April and May
Spring is usually said to start at the beginning of March and the 21st of March is the Spring Equinox; the date on which day and night are of equal length. This season is a time of days getting longer and the spring sunshine brings growth and greenery. Birdsong reaches a peak and many flowers appear, in turn attracting insects including bees and butterflies.
Here's our top five things to look for in the spring
Spring is a time when everything is growing and bursting into life. Birds are singing, leaves are unfolding, butterflies are starting to be seen and mammals are beginning to wake from their winter sleep.