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#30DaysWild: Magic trees and poppies in the breeze

#30DaysWild – June 26th-29th   Monday Magic – I met this tree at the edge of the woods. I had to look  sort of sideways at it because of the glare of the sun. It towers, twists, and keeps its secrets of who else has passed beneath its crooked limbs. Tuesday Treasure – I found… Continue reading #30DaysWild: Magic trees and poppies in the breeze

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#30DaysWild: Absent in Nature

This past week since my last #30DaysWild blog post, the intensity of my participation in the activity has been somewhat reduced. 20th-22nd June experienced the peak of a heatwave, with temperatures reaching over 30*c; too hot for nature, too hot for me. It was hard to summon the energy to look beyond the next cold… Continue reading #30DaysWild: Absent in Nature

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#30DaysWild: A Week of Wild

What a week it has been! over the last few days, temperatures have crept upwards, nudging over 30*C at their peak. The forecasters are predicting high 20’s for the foreseeable future – a flaming June indeed! I have been continuing with my #30DaysWild efforts, and it is high time I caught up with sharing my… Continue reading #30DaysWild: A Week of Wild

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National Picnic Week: 16th – 25th June: The Glorious Adventure

  “The Rat brought the boat alongside the bank, tied it up, helped awkward Mole safely ashore, and swung out the picnic basket. The Mole begged to be allowed to unpack it all by himself. He took out all the mysterious packets one by one and arranged their contents, gasping ‘Oh my! Oh my!’ at… Continue reading National Picnic Week: 16th – 25th June: The Glorious Adventure

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#30DaysWild: Picnics, jewels and swifts

  Saturday 10th June “If you go down to the woods today…” Of course, picnics are not just for teddy bears. A picnic is possibly my favourite thing to do in nature, whether it’s fish and chips on the beach, a pasty in the park, or cheese and pickle sandwiches in a woodland clearing. Every… Continue reading #30DaysWild: Picnics, jewels and swifts

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#30DaysWild: Notice the Ordinary

It has been a quiet couple of days. Yesterday was a fairly normal day at work, whilst Fridays are my Saturday (I work on Sundays) so this morning called for a relaxing breakfast followed by a session of writing and blog preparation for later in the month. It has been a couple of days where… Continue reading #30DaysWild: Notice the Ordinary

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My Natural Connectors

This year’s BBC Springwatch series has been showing a feature on the items people have nominated that most connect them to nature. The items have ranged from cameras for wildlife photography in urban lunch-breaks, to binoculars handed down through generations, even mobile phones for geo-caching adventures and wildlife identification apps. This set me thinking about… Continue reading My Natural Connectors

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#30DaysWild – of rescues, raindrops and rhymes

Days 5 and 6 of #30DaysWild have been a mixed up, muddled up, jumble of moments. Both days have been a cocktail of sun and rain; heavy rain that pelted the skylight in the living-room roof and angered the roadside ditches until they were swollen and swirling, and blinding brilliance of sun magnified through a… Continue reading #30DaysWild – of rescues, raindrops and rhymes