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Epilogue

I opened the back of my car and noticed a lot of leaves and as soon as I saw them, I realised how they had got there and noted they had been there for two days and I brushed them […]

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An outline of our walks together

My Walks My walks have an element of Forest Bathing it is true, I have grown to need the whole woodland experience. The feeling of walking through the forest is very important. Not walking around it, looking at it from […]

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Forest Bathing

I saw a pheasant, a rabbit and a spotted woodpecker this morning and heard an owl this evening, as I have been up the woods twice today. That’s not unusual I also noticed in what seems to be only a […]

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It was inevitable

This was always going to happen and it will happen more frequently now. It is a nudge closer on the way to fully accepting that things will never be the same. I dont know why I was miffed, I guess […]

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Burnt Orange

I think its Beech Trees that have this burnt orange glow that produces an immersive overall effect that is very powerful. I have been walking in the woods a lot recently with the colours getting richer by the day, where […]

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Overwhelmed by yellow

The drawing above is some kind of response to being lost in the woods. There are basically three sections to the ‘neutral zone’ in this wilding experiment, the bottom, the middle and the top. The top is actually the southernmost […]

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Fly Agaric

The past few days me and Fred have walked in Thornden Woods which will be part of the Wilder Blean project but acting as a neutral zone with no introductions. West Blean will have the animals introduced but these woods […]

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Wild Service Tree

After the wrestling match the other day I was a little apprehensive of taking Fred back into the woods this morning, but my worries of a repeat performance didn’t happen. I saw a very autumnal yellowy orange tree which seemed […]

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Background and context

I have walked near enough every day for over fifteen years in West Blean and Thornden Woods with two different dogs and I have ridden my mountain bike with friends and explored these woods before the Highland Cattle and Konic […]

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The Wilder Blean

This blog might be a goodbye tribute, perhaps it serves as a way of coming to terms with change because of a new ecological experiment in my local woodlands in a very important woodland SSSI site close to where I live. This is a place I know extremely well with a changing future.

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Plugging into something else.

Image: Lockdown¬†12.04.20 This started in the first week of UK Lockdown, when I caught myself bogged down in the daily mire of scrolling through the newsless news app. What am I looking at? Anguished and tearful at articles more frightening […]

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