I started off my challenge to go into the wild every day for 30 days, quietly, exploring the local area, getting into the garden for at least 15 minutes every day, and just looking at what is here on my doorstep. And what a surprise I had, whoever knew that Pickering had its own millennium wood, not me for sure. A new walk.
Keld Head a natural pond/lake , where we used to collect frog spawn as children. I don’t need to do that now as we have a pond teeming with tadpoles/frogs.
Along the river bank. There were three teenage girls jumping off the bridge into the river, I queried whether it was deep enough and they said yes, I didn’t want to come over as a spoil sport so left it at that. Still don’t think it was a good idea. Should I have said more? They were being wild!
Further along the environment agency is doing their stuff and having a dredge. I think it needed it. Deep enough?
And there we have it , our very own millenium Wood
pond with fish. If you think this is a bad picture I took worse!
Chestnut tree candle!
Yellow vetch with bee
Back at the start of our walk, super foxgloves and lupins planted by the roadside. Hope you enjoyed the walk.