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?’