Springtime Update

Wow! What a hugely busy Springtime it has been! I’ve been spending so much time out of doors that I have neglected my website so here’s a little on what I’ve been up to….

A trip to the new RSPB reserve at Medmerry near Selsey was very exciting: this reserve is barely “finished” but is attracting superb birdlife already. I will be offering guided walks here this winter when our overwintering migrants return – just let me know if you are interested!

The nettle rambles were successful – they never fail! I personally think that the stinging Nettle should be declared our national plant: it is so useful and so versatile and has the added bonus that it is also so attractive to wildlife!

The Nightingale walks were also successful – though the weather made me have to work hard to guarantee hearing their splendid song! Other treats on these walks were the abundant Roe deer which were seen and demonstrated their vocal alarm calls – rather like a dog barking!

I’ve been doing a serious amount of Bushcraft – mostly focussed on bringing forward the next generation on bushcrafters and foragers – I do this work in conjunction with Wild Learning, but if any adults would like a gentle, manageable introduction to bushcraft so that they can practice this with their children then please get in touch!! I can guarantee that you will leave with all that you need for making that camping trip with the kids extra special!!

So there’s a little update on what’s been going on – next up we look towards summer! I have a Nightjar evening planned for June 12th which is alas already sold out! I’ll arrange another if there is interest. This curious bird is a night-calling oddity surrounded by obscure myth and reality, it is one of the most unusual birds in the country and by no means common so it’s really well worth a trip out! Get in touch if interested!!