Friday 21 March 2014

International Forests Day

Happy International Forests Day!

This is an opportunity to celebrate the natural beauty of forests and to help ensure that they are protected for future generations.

You can celebrate forests by going for a walk in your local woodland! In Edinburgh I can recommend Colinton Dell by the Water of Leith; Hermitage of Braid; Cammo Country Park and Corstorphine Hill.

If you enjoy walking in forests and woodlands, then you will be keen to protect them for future generations. In the UK, the Woodland Trust works hard to protect ancient woodland and other areas of woodland. On their website, they offer sone useful ideas for how you can get involved in protecting woodland.

I love  walking in woodlands and enjoying the peace and quiet and the beauty of the trees and other plants, the birds and mammals. I love watching as woodland nature changes through the seasons.

Which are your favourite areas of woodland and what do you most like about them?


TexWisGirl said...

that's beautiful.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Juliet,
To answer your question, I come from the Jersey Shore (of Sandy infamy). Most of the southern ⅔ of New Jersey are covered by the Pine Barrens with a huge, pristine aquifer beneath. It's sandy soil. The rivers run coppery red from iron and cedar tree bark. The light has a particular pale off-white sandy color to it. And the scrub pine and oak impart a fragrance I have not smelled in any other forest in America. It's home.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Texwis girl - thanks

Maureen - that sounds beautiful

RG said...

We will be planting an area with trees on Saturday - which is, I think, International Water Day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Thank you for sharing and what a neat thing to celebrate International Forests. We love walking in the bush and forest - so peaceful when all you can hear are the songs from birds.
Happy weekend

The Weaver of Grass said...

I never cease to be amazed by the beautiful countryside you have around your city Juliet. Love those snowdrops.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

There is something so special and peaceful about walking in the woods amongst trees. My favorite area of woodland is a place called The Pinnacles near where I live. I hike there 2-3 times per month.

Dartford Warbler said...

My favourite woods are the ancient woodlands around us in the New Forest. Beeches that were pollarded hundreds of years ago, ancient oaks and the graceful silver birches in winter light.