After talking and reading about all things Elder-related at the herb study group last week, I haven’t been able to pass by these beautiful trees without my mouth watering. Being limited for time today, I decided my wild day activity would involve collecting some flowers during a journey along the cycle path and making fritters for my dinner – bonus because I have little food in my cupboards at present! Although short on time, stopping part way along a cycle route I usually tr
Another week passed already with lots more wild activity happening. I’ve had many cycling moments throughout and turned them into opportunities to connect with the nature surrounding me when travelling from A to B. I’ve raced against rainclouds, mentally listed the birds singing around me (lots of wrens, dunnocks and chaffinches, sprinklings of blackbirds and song thrushes and the odd greenfinch and chiffchaff, to name a few) and high-fived leaves and flowers as I’ve passed.
It’s been a super busy few days, hence a lack of blogging. I’m taking this window of opportunity for a quick update as I am off away to England at the weekend. So, first to get up to speed with the past few days.
The afternoon of day 7 was spent leading a nature walk. I discovered a new (to me!) green place in the city and it was lovely sharing knowledge and discovering new information together.
Day 8 was pretty packed but I put aside twenty minutes for a quiet moment on
My bike and I braved the extreme wind today to attended an event in Leith Links called “Waggle Dance”, based on all things bee-related. It was a great reminder of how much good there is happening in society by such lovely people with a passion for positive action. This community event had live music, a ceilidh, and held various stalls; one of my favourites being the seed bomb stall. Everyone had the opportunity to get their hands dirty making seed bombs, which at the end of t
Today I challenged myself to find the colours of the rainbow in the flora around me. Setting off late afternoon, I expected the hardest colours to find would be indigo and red... and was right and wrong. Surprisingly, red occurred fairly regularly, mainly in close-up details such as stems and young leaves, although I also found a red flower. Aside from indigo, the colour I had most trouble with was orange. The fantastic thing about focusing on colours though, is you begin to
I am taking part in The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge – doing something wild every day for the month of June – and will be blogging about my experiences along the way. Today is day one, but owing to a busy couple of weeks, I have begun in a slightly disorganised fashion. However, nature had a real treat up her sleeve for me this morning. Due to helping some friends out over in Glasgow at the weekend, I was up at the crack of dawn to catch the bus back across to Edin
A photography cycle-ride yesterday along the amazing Edinburgh cycle-path network was intended for travelling far and wide, capturing a variety of “spring-bursting-into-life” pictures. I was absolutely intent on avoiding my usual trap of ending up in one place for three-hours flat. Yet ten minutes of cycling later, a beautiful whiff of onions tantalising my nose and a stop to investigate what on first appearance was a spread of generic – albeit eye-satisfyingly lush – green l