The continued adventures Of Jeni , Bill and Millie……..
For the love of trees
words by Jeni Bell
I’d like to dedicate this blog post to trees.
Big trees, small trees, old trees and new trees. The trees that stay green all year round, the trees that don’t and the trees with no choice – standing skeletons, bleached bark and leafless limbs.
A blog about a newly blossoming love affair with trees.
It comes in response to last weeks National Tree Week, where the Tree Council encourage communities across the country to plant, plant, plant. Originally started in 1973 as a response to the fallout left behind from the Dutch Elm Disease epidemic of the 60’s. It has run every year since, and charities, schools, community groups and lots of others have got their hands dirty and become fully fledged tree planting advocates.
To read more head to: https://www.seekingwildsights.co.uk/home/for-the-love-of-trees
The Magpie ( Pica pica ) Words and pictures by Peter Hanscomb The Eurasian Magpie , more commonly known as just the Magpie ( Pica pica ) is a member of the crow family and undoubtedly one of the most intelligent and curious of all birds likely to visit our gardens. Magpies are deeply embedded…
The Mole , Talpa euopaea Moles are a regular visitor at the Meadow Hide , we have never seen one which is normal but the evident there , with their distinctive mole hills periodically appearing in the grass path to the hide. The mole is a small mammal that spends most of it’s life underground…
Slow worm , Anguis fragilis With long, smooth, shiny, grey or brown bodies, slow worms look very similar to a small snakes and can grow up to 50cm long. In fact the Slow worm is a legless lizard , and are quite harmless to humans. Slow worms like humid conditions and emerge from their hiding…
Here in Belgium we have every year a “boomplantdag” (a day that we plant trees).
This day ip promoted by radio and television. Usualy it’s a big succes.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Sounds like a fab idea , I’m just starting to plan our tree planting for the meadow , we want to add around 15 to 20 trees to the site , plus replant one hedgerow