From the Springwatch blog: River lover Dr Mark Everard blogs on his passion, the minnow:
Although much of my life is spent by the river, springtime is a special time to watch the wildlife wake up and migrate back. Swallows and martins return, willow leaves unfurl, and the spring blossoms burst out. But, above all for me, the little fishes start their elaborate courtship rituals.
I simply love the little fishes of our rivers and ponds. It’s a shame that they are so overlooked and underappreciated. They are truly beautiful and fascinating, not to mention being a fun way to get up close and personal with wildlife.