Conker Season

  Conkers were everywhere I went this week. Perhaps for the first time I can recall, streets and pavements practically carpeted with them. Is it a bumper crop this year or simply that kids no longer collect themq to play conkers? I could not resist collecting some with my seven year old and introducing him…

A new slant on an old station

An old station platform on the Cinder Track still visible more than fifty years on…

Staying Wild

How¬†did everyone get on with #30DaysWild last month? I must confess to being a bit erratic with it this year – erratic with posting stuff at least. I find the challenge was not so much finding the daily wild moments (and this in itself is a huge measure of the scheme’s success, is it not?)….

Breezy Knees Bingo

A visit to this reknowned local garden and plant nursery is real treat…and a spotting challenge helps to keep a seven year old gamefully occupied…

East of Eden

Embarking on a National Plant Monitoring Survey square close to Eden Camp, Malton.

Rattling Molehills

When a freshly turned pile of earth, courtesy of Mr Mole offers a great seedbed for wildflower seed…