....Oh, I am. I probably think it each year, but May is proper amazing. Life is literally springing out all around, and the absolute fecundity of nature is unmissable.
But as well as the fauna, one of the true delights of this time of year is just being in sun-dappled woodland, before the leaf canopy has grown over completely, allowing bluebells, campion and orchids enough light to thrive and provide a naturally beautiful carpet. Accompanied by the day-long symphony of chiff-chaffs, tits, robins and other birds, it is absolutely heaven just to be in such dwindling habitats as our ancient woodland. With the march of ash dieback and oak processionary moth, it may be a pleasure that future generations may only get to enjoy partially.