Sunday, 18 January 2015

A place for wild things


 
This is the view, on a January afternoon, from the pylon which stands incongruously in the grassland at Filnore Woods.
 
While our intention is to provide a place for wild things, it is very much with people in mind.  We want you, whoever you are, to come closer to nature.
 
So this view combines both the natural and the man made.  A path through the grass between two areas of woodland leads down to an ancient hedge.  Beyond it in the middle ground we can see the roof of the Leisure Centre on the left and the Industrial Estate on the right.  In the distance is the mighty River Severn, with the Forest of Dean a hazy presence on the far bank. 

Human habitation and natural habitats form a complex mosaic, a sort of sustainable co-existence.

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