A walk around the lake in Rushden this morning was greeted by a singing robin perched in the willows.
These willow trees sent their cotton wool fluff across the lake a few weeks again and are now fully leaved and providing perches for birds . Shelter for snails and anchors for cocoons as well as nest sites and food for insects.
These silken tents were amongst the willows , hard to see but may have been home to spiderlings.
The snails that earlier in the year were lining the tree trunks sound the lake had today moved into the willow leaf canopy.