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Tag Archives: Trees
8th September and we plan to visit Tyrrells Wood. Yet our interest lies less with the ancient woodland and more with the route taken. The morning starts misty but the sun is bright. Together they cast a magical air A … Continue reading
Let me take you back to 27th April. Two buses take us (via Norwich) to Long Stratton, a small town built “along” a Roman road. We’re heading to Tyrrell’s Wood, an ancient woodland managed by Woodland Trust. We’ve been there … Continue reading
April 22nd. The day arrives for our annual return to our childhood home, to the woods where I played Robin Hood and Sir Ivanhoe, where I learned the names of wild flowers. And from the woods a walk along Marriotts … Continue reading
It’s time to venture further afield. Can’t go far, lockdown still holds, but Acle is just across the grazing marshes, less than 20 minutes by bus. We don’t know what we’ll find by way of plants so we click-crazy at … Continue reading
Monday. 19th October. Early bus out of Great Yarmouth and a walk along a Sandy Lane… … keeping eyes ever keen for fungi… … and the occasional flower in bloom… … and into Fritton Wood, a pine plantation liberally mixed … Continue reading
17th September, 7:00 am, caught a bus to Norwich, and another from Norwich to Poringland… which is situated at the second-highest area in Norfolk. From there we walked downhill all the way to the Tas Valley. My eyes were keened … Continue reading
I interrupt the Fungi Fest, for this week only, to bring you this… cos it was amazing. I went in search of pine trees, for their specific fungi. But the woodland is mixed with deciduous. And on this one DRY … Continue reading
The catkins of hazel fall like golden showers in spring; the catkins of willow are popularly known as pussy willow. But what about these? Black Poplar is one of my favourites. Soon the leaves will appear, as fresh and sweet … Continue reading
The Black Poplar is so named for its ‘black’ bark. Well, this specimen might show black bark, but that’s only because it is back-lit. The leaves too look black, though a closer inspection will show them as rusty-red, as if the … Continue reading
The first flush of spring flowers are over (everybody, ‘ahhh’) leaving the wayside decked with leaves . . . .