On day two of my Christmas journey I decided to check on the work that the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust and Carbon Landscape have done in New Moss Wood on Cadishead Moss.
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With temperatures predicted to reach 28C today I did consider that, perhaps, there would be too little shelter to be had on the wander that my cuppa time had decided I should follow today.
A thoughtful retracing of steps first taken 50 plus years ago, well, it was a quiet sort of day in the wild, as if it was taking stock for the summer.
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There is an unwritten expectation that as I roam in these 30 days Wild, out on Chat Moss, that I will be a food source for many an insect.
I heard them first, that almost troubled restless tone when they are unsure and pass this feeling on throughout their flock. It's also an assurance to those new to this newly formed community…
The difficulty arises when trying to complete such gentle challenges as recording my personal experiences of 30 Days Wild, no, not necessarily because each day demands a new experience of the wild…
Such mornings as this, seem to suggest rather than dictate how I should wander out on the moss.
An easy amble with the Wild on the outskirts of Greater Manchester on the 13th day of my 30 Days Wild experience.
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