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Yet another wood

I'd been to the gym and fed the crows so I thought I'd have a little exploration. This patch of woodland is right next to a not so nice estate on the north west of the town. It's pretty wild and it doesn't seem used all that much.


I heard a lot of birds - all the usual suspects including a buzzard, a great spotted woodpecker and a song thrush. I saw many birds too.


One tree by the road looked ancient - a sycamore I'd think of about 300 years at least.

Inside the wood there were oaks, ashes, beech and cherry.

Yes, that last one is dead. There was a fallen cherry too - and a lot of other fallen trees.


It was sort of strange and utterly unmanaged.

This is what a wood is like with no big herbivores, I guess.


But it was rather enchanting.


Until you came to the signs of humans. I forebore photographing the cans and crisp packets. But this is evocative.

And this... a sycamore scarred by fire.







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maplekey4
Feb 20, 2023

So you went exploring :-) Which is the ancient sycamore - the upper left? Those last two photos would make good poetry prompts ...

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Crone
Feb 20, 2023
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Those first three pictures are all of that tree.


Yes!!! Especially the one with the chairs!

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