Here, this evening, as we approach the vernal equinox in the southern hemisphere, there is an eerie quiet in the forest.
A stillness and anticipation from the wild creatures.
No birds are singing right now – a rare thing, as evensong is a regular occurrence just before twilight.
Even Jack has sensed a change and seems acutely alert.
Soon, the length of day and night will be nearly equal in all parts of the world.
And, for a time...