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A mixed bag!

Today I couldn’t decide what to post, so I have decided to confuse everybody and post both animals and bluebells!

I managed a quick walk at Heartwood the other day. 198 more words


A walk down the lane

You don’t always have to wander very far in order to find joy in beautiful things. Place your feet outside your front door and simply walk, and who knows what you’ll discover? 410 more words

What's Wild In Cornwall

Wood Anemone ; Anemone nemorosa

Also known by several other names but one which links to anemone is wind flower and the Greek name for wind in anemos. Another name which is not so nice is Smellfox, because the leaves smell a bit like the scent of a fox. 482 more words

Ninewells Wood


Coppicing trees is an ancient art that has rather fallen out of favour. As the UK population has become increasingly distanced and insulated from the countryside we have tended to take an increasingly interventionist rather than sympathetic approach to managing our ancient woodland spaces.   344 more words

Ancient Woodland

Heartwood Forest bluebells

I couldn’t resist it. A day off, and I was asked to put some signs up at Heartwood, so naturally I had to check on the bluebells in the ancient woodland. 234 more words


Heartwood Forest Bluebell Update

The bluebells are definitely coming along well at Heartwood now! It looked as though it was going to be a bumper year, and the woodland definitely hasn’t let us down! 135 more words


Forest and Gruffalo

I had a great day out in Delamere Forest yesterday with handsome Grandson.

The Forests of Mara and Mondrem were adjacent medieval forests in Cheshire, England, which in the 11th century extended to over 60 square miles (160 km2), stretching from the Mersey in the north almost to Nantwich in the south, and from the Gowy in the west to the Weaver in the east. 101 more words