We’re Losing Ground, Fridaywoods is under threat

Dog walkers of Fridaywoods, we have a huge problem one that is threatening our access to the beautiful woodlands. That problem is pictured above and in case you haven’t worked it out yet, they’re not Christmas Decorations, They are Poo Bags!!!!!!!! I very much doubt it is the readers of the Facebook Group that you …

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Walking the wick. Day 2 of my new regime 

My first visit in a while walking the wick, which should be considered a Nature reserve,  with Stella my trusty side kick. It late August and the objections have all been registered, im.told by somebody in the know about these things that the planners will try to do d a way around the objections. It …

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6am Sunday day 2

Stella and I are up, and walking a different path of fridaywoods. These 2 pigeons are the first thing I spot as we walk along Mersea Rd towards the gates into the woods. Dead Adder on a sunday morning This foreboding photo was sent to me yesterday, of an adder that was no doubt defanged …

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Turning to the Romans for help

Camolodunum to the Romans Colchester, or Camolodunum, as it was known to the Romans is the oldest township in England. With links to the Normans, I maybe wrong as I’m working from memory but the castle dates from Norman times but I digress, stella and I are up and walking a section of the middlewick …

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Early Sunday morning over the middlewick ranges

Middlewick Ranges Stella and i took a wander of the Middlewick ranges at 6am this morning, only a single other dog walker, was seen for the entire hour of the walk. The developing sunrise was glorious as you can see, but sadly no animal species could be seen. I kept an eye out even for …

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If a tree falls but no ones around 

The Old Oak This old Oak was felled by the storm in February 2017, yet she has fresh green growth along her length. I wonder if we were to direct her trunk how old she would be, it is, I believe still a measure of aging, to count a trees rings. I would say with …

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