Rite of spring

SIR, — My dogs and I happened upon a canoodling couple in woodland on the edge of Harpenden Common golf course last Saturday afternoon, second day of the vernal equinox. Is this a record? ROBERT HILL, East Common, Harpenden.

SIR, - My dogs and I happened upon a canoodling couple in woodland on the edge of Harpenden Common golf course last Saturday afternoon, second day of the vernal equinox. Is this a record?

ROBERT HILL,

East Common, Harpenden.