‘Who’s that?’

I’d been wanting to go for a walk in woods for some time and, after the abortive attempt on Christmas Day, I was particularly looking forward to an outing with a friend, who knows the area around Sherburn in Elmet.

So today we visited Bishop Wood. As far as I understand, the wood had originally been planted with conifers. But now the plan is to let it turn into a natural wood with native species.

At the moment, the most spectacular trees are the conifers


but I did see plenty of brambles, so the sunlight is getting through the canopy at least to some extent. There was also evidence of silver birches and hazel. In other words, the desired transformation is taking place.

As for the title, the inspiration comes from a member of a younger generation: we were walking passed a family and, as you do, we exchanged greetings. Upon which a child in their group asked ‘Who’s that?’

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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11 Responses to ‘Who’s that?’

  1. andy1076 says:

    My answer would of been a tree with lots to tell 🙂

  2. Lavinia Ross says:

    Bishop Wood looks like a beautiful place. Nice to hear it is making progress returning to its natural state.

  3. gaiainaction says:

    Whispering trees………….

  4. Natalia from BA says:

    LOL, Helen!
    My son has been asking the name of strangers’ dogs lately 😁

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