Last Saturday, on what felt like the first day of warm weather in forever, a community event happened that really lifted the spirits. At Paradise nature reserve a group of residents gathered to divide the clumps of Snowdrops that grow at the Owlstone road end of the reserve. The aim was to create more areas where the Snowdrops could prosper and delight us all come next spring time. Although not a native species the Snowdrops have been a feature at this end of the reserve for many years after a local resident began the tradition of planting them there. It was felt that they needed some attention after the ditch slubbing earlier this year gave them a set back. Hopefully they will more than triumph next spring.