Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Thirty Days Wild. June 4th


June 3, 2015
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The best thing that you can do for nature is to make it part of your life. That’s why we’re asking thousands of people to make room for nature in their everyday lives this June. Please spread the word amongst friends, colleagues and family and get them to sign up, too! After all, all our lives are better if they’re a bit wild…

I’ve signed up to 30 Days Wild with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust I endeavour to bring you a post everyday.


I’ve been zipping about the county a lot this week, Alshbourne, Bakewell, Derby to name but a few places I’ve been. I certainly noticed how much more advanced the flora and fauna were as far south as Derby, the roadside verges were full of ox-eye daises, whist further north the wild garlic and butterbur seem to be having an especially good year.

I zipped into the Wyedale car park this morning, to see if I could  safely photograph them for you, the A6 is rather an unforgiving road to stop for a photo call.

It was all looking rather splendid. The hawthorn is just coming into flower.

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The butterbur are showing off their seed heads, which  I think are far prettier than the flowers, I can only think the deep dale saved them from being spent by this weeks strong winds.

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And the wild garlic

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(I  must say I prefer the sight to the smell, but they always reminds me of a special holiday)

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I think I saw a female black cap, flitting amongst the trees.

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And  then after a twenty minute fix of nature, off to work I must go.

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I can’t grumble.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

3 thoughts on “Thirty Days Wild. June 4th

  1. It’s terrible when work interrupts a fine day.

  2. Wonderful pictures. xx

  3. Particularly beautiful pictures today. So much green.

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