Hello, it's Friday, half-term and a sunny day, time to put on shoes, wrap up warm and head out for a walk. I'm joining 'Five on Friday' with 5 groups of photos from our walk. Do shout if you've been here before or recognise any plants (especially the yellow ones in my garden please). Unfortunately the flora and fauna are lacking at this time of year. Later in spring time through to summer there's an abundance of wildlife, birds, dragon flies, and beautiful pyramid orchids.
One - Opening the gate, we head into Rimac a Natural England Conservation area, it's lovely and peaceful here. In the summer families bring children often with fishing nets. A few years ago, schools would bring children to 'experience' nature. I have to say, that I like it here. If you walk straight ahead, you will arrive at the sea, but it is a long walk.
The hill on the right has been sign posted - Do not enter the grasses, birds nesting. In fact, on the level you should keep to the path due to ground nesting. Though I understand that we should protect the environment, it's difficult dragging children away from electronics only to restrict them again.
We follow the path round to the patch of water on the left.
You can just see a raised platform with benches.
Schools would flock here to 'Discover the amazing wildlife found in the Rimac pond: water scorpions, dragonfly nymphs and more' with help from Natural England Conservation.
Two - There are information signs and sadly an abandoned education hut in the car park, which provided fun indoor activities for both school and holiday learning. I hadn't realised the hut was no longer in use, Roger - one of the staff worked tirelessly, to see the hut was adequate with a heat stove and learning materials.
Four - Before descending for some family photos.
You should just see the sea in the distance.
Five - Plantlife.
The plants have yet to show except for thistles and grasses.
So back at home before we go in for a cuppa, I snap the first signs of colour from my garden.
|Tete a tete|
Thank you for joining me on my walk, I hope to return in the summer when there's more to see.