Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Signs all Around Peebles

 Good sign, but you should clean up after you animals on all paths, whoever maintains them!
 There are squirrels in Glentress forest!
 The sign above (click on the photo to read it!) claims that crossbills (as well as woodpeckers and other birds!) are in the woods here, we looked and looked but didn't see any!
Not only trails for walkers and mountain bikers in Glentress but also for dogs....

A selection of signs from our recent trip to Peebles for Signs Signs

21 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love woodpeckers - I think they're my favorite birds (along with hummingbirds).

Marleen said...

A nice collection of signs. I do like the second one!

TexWisGirl said...

i cannot imagine any horse rider stopping to pick up after their animal.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

From the signs, it sounds like it would be a wonderful place to walk. Certainly agree with you re. cleaning up after your pets. Not everybody here does (apparently, sadly).

Crafty Green Poet said...

OPtimistic - I love woodpeckers too

Marleen - yes the squirrel is nice isn't it!

TexWis Girl - good point, though i know some people go out and gather it up to use as manure for their gardens....

Pat said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to spend an afternoon! And it would be better if people picked up after their animals. I am an animal lover, but not of their waste!

Photo Cache said...

love the signs. people tend to forget to pick up after their dogs (you should see my front yard).

Taken For Granted said...

If riders cleaned up after their horses they would need to carry a large scoop shove with them. Don't think that's likely. Perhaps they should ride their horses at the side of the trail, not down the middle.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Nice signs; really like the one with the image of the squirrel. Glentress has much to see and hear; it would be a delight.

Visiting from Signs, Signs.

~Lindy

eileeninmd said...

Looks like it is a place for everyone to enjoy, even the dogs. I have most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their dogs. Great collection of photos, I like the cute squirrel. Have a happy day!

Jim said...

Interesting collection there.

Lesley said...

Is that a red squirrel? they have such cute ears!
I wonder how many people actually clean up after their horses?

Andrea said...

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Rabbits' Guy said...

@ TexWisGirl - good point I believe! I live with a stream through our property and hundreds of cows on the surrounding hillsides and fields. Plenty of "Pick up after your Dog" signs, bag stations and bins to throw the bagged poop in. But as to the cows ...??

A real sore point with me ....

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks to all of you pointing out that people are unlikely to pick up after their horses. Very true! As i commented to TexwisGirl some people do collect horse manure for their garden and the other issue is that dog dirt is a public health issue (n that it can spread disease) in a way that horse dung isn't. As for cow pats in fields, RabbitsGuy well that's just part of farming (and cow pats are great for insects which in turn are great for birds!). Of course cow pats on roads are a different matter,

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Andrea, my books are poetry books and only contain one photo each (on the front cover) in each case taken by me.

The Weaver of Grass said...

We put signs on our fences and gates where there is a public footpath but we are not sure that people read them.

Bill said...

by the sign that says
please pick up after your dog
somebody didn't

Anyway, 5-7-5. Given the theme, I wanted this to be a well-behaved, law-abiding ku.

speedyrabbit said...

cow pat spread disease too,and horse riders on the road are a sore point with me,a lot of them in my neck of the woods act like they own the road we had a run in with on the other week we were driving slow like 5 mph she had her dog runing all over the road she had no control over the dog as it kept runing out in front of us as we tried to creep around her next thing she deliberately road her horse in front of us to stop us from trying to go around her her behaviour was out rageous it could have caused an accident.1 she should never had the dog with her whilst riding and 2 she was breaking the highway code and 3 she was dangerous

Crafty Green Poet said...

speedy - I take your points but round here, cow pats aren't generally found on footpaths and we don't have that many horses on roads, though we do have them on our cyclepaths. I totally agree that horse riders and dog walkers need to be in control of their animals, specially of they're riding a horse and walking a dog at the same time.

Kathie Brown said...

Interesting signs. Sorry you didn't see any birds!