The first summer activity of the season for the North Notts Local Group of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust was a guided walk in a private woodland managed entirely for the benefit of wildlife.

It couldn’t have been better – the weather was kind and the track to the wood was dotted with clusters of cowslips and great patches of stitchwort. Inside the wood, vast drifts of bluebells and wood anemones spread under the trees, illuminated here and there by shafts of sunlight shining through the canopy. Deer appeared, clearly not expecting visitors to their territory, and vanished silently into the trees.

Woodlands are their own ecosystem. Different somehow to the surrounding world. Providing a cathedral like stillness and making sounds seem as though they have travelled a great distance to reach the listener. They provide moments of peace and stillness, a chance to reconnect with the natural world.

The Wildlife Trust looks after some wonderful places so that these possibilities are available to everyone. Don’t miss out on these wonderful moments. Other walks and visits are being planned. Sign up for local group updates and get the latest information direct to your inbox.

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