From late July a magical transformation is taking place in the wild Highland woods.
Matured ground flora foliage bow in commemoration of their bright flowers long gone Bracken fronds reach for new heights. The tree canopy has increased in density, a dancing swathe of green perforated with bright white of overcast sky.
The understorey is damp; springy on high ground, boggy on low. Sheltered. Shrouded in a sense of secrecy, with gentle whispers from leaves above.
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 Edinbur...