Resident birds and the arrival of summer migrants such as Swallows, House Martins and Swifts are occupied with the task of building nests and rearing their young. Hawthorn also known as May hedge will be flowering in early to late May dependent on how cold spring has been.
Early in May Bluebells will be flowering in woodland. The leaves on trees will be open during the month. Butterflies such as the Orange Tip can be seen on grassland and the Green Hairstreak which is usually found on heath and moorland.