As Spring arrives the days lengthen and warmth returns there is no better time to get out and appreciate the Welsh landscapes and seascapes. Woodlands are filled with bluebells and ramsons while the coastal path is lined with wild flowers. Butterflies emerge and it is a time of bird migration. Summer visitors like swallows arrive, while other birds pass through on their flyways from wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to northern summer breeding grounds. Most waders hug the coast but dotterel prefer the lonely windswept uplands of the Elenydd, like this one photographed on the summit of Pumlumon Fawr. As warm air passes over the winter cold waters of the Irish Sea, banks of sea fog lap the coast and creep inland along valley floors. The warmth of last year was exceptionally good for atmospheric coastal scenes in April and May.
Check out pages 38-42 of the magazine for a selection of photography by Janet Baxter