A Lifting Woodland Walk

Last week, lockdown restrictions lifted ever so slightly, which means we can now drive to somewhere for a walk. The first place I really wanted to get out to was my favourite local woodland walk, about a 10-minute drive away. I recall the first time I came across this little gem of a place. I... Continue Reading →

A Leafy Opportunity

When I'm not out walking amongst Nature, I'm buried in books. This week my main focus of study is tree phenology. "Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by seasonal and interannual variations in climate, as well as habitat factors (such as elevation)." As winter becomes... Continue Reading →

After The Rain

For me, change is being able to evolve with whatever the conditions to a different dimension and state of understanding. As humans we often find ourselves subjected to an array of emotions, conditions and directions. Nature however, takes its time to adapt to change but eventually catches up to be stronger and more resilient. We... Continue Reading →

Bluetiful Bluebells

Woke up this morning and embraced by spring bird calls, I stepped out for an earnest run around our small woodland and lake. I had been hesitant to go out for a run due to a persistent knee problem, which started about three years ago. I have never liked running, but managed to find a... Continue Reading →

The Power of Being in Nature

The sun was out, the sky was blue, the birds were calling so we took another stroll into the small woodland and round the lake where we live. Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis) or 'Lady's Smock' Walking on the grassy verge we spotted this lovely spring wildflower - the Cuckoo Flower - or also known as... Continue Reading →

A ‘Lockdown’ Nature Walk

When we imagine that the grass is greener on the other side, we often find that the grass is actually greener on this side. Yesterday's 'one daily exercise' was to walk around the lake where we live. I love the little woodland we've got on site. It comprises of mainly willow but also has silver... Continue Reading →

In a Corona of the Woods

With Earth there was wildlife. With wildlife came biodiversity. With biodiversity there were humans. With humans came... Chaos? I try not to think like that but you have to admit that most of the time it’s true. It started with an epicentre, which quickly became an epidemic and now it’s a pandemic. And this week... Continue Reading →

Vistas

Just a weekend photo post featuring three beautiful vistas that I had taken on my phone. In the Cotswolds The first one was taken on a lovely sunny day in October, as I was walking around a lake in the Cotswolds. This was the beginning of Autumn, as you can see the trees showing off... Continue Reading →

From Ground to Canopy

Have you ever had the feeling when you're in the right place at the right time, everything just flows? Conversations come naturally, you meet the exact people you need to meet and your thoughts and visualisations take form in the real world. I experienced such a day this week. We were attending a ranger meet... Continue Reading →

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