A couple of times recently I’ve driven over to Woodlands, a small hamlet between Wimborne and Cranborne, to survey the intriguingly named Remedy Oak for the Ancient Tree Hunt. I must admit it’s very easy to miss, blink and you’ve driven past, but get out of your car and walk around it and I promise you will not be disappointed.
I thought it was about time Urban Extension went “Interactive”. What the hell does that mean? I hear you cry. Well it means that I’ve been playing around with Google Maps (adding walks and photographs) and I’m about to unleash it on you. Sitting comfortably? I will explain…
I’ve had blogger’s-block. No it’s not some nasty kind of constipation… I just couldn’t think of anything to write about. So, instead of just posting about complete twaddle, I’ve waited. Until now that is. I want to introduce you to my first ancient oak!
OK, I know the title of this post sounds a bit strange but I will explain, promise. It all started with an oak tree and a fox.
I’d love to say I’m good at watching wildlife. The trouble is I’m not. It takes me at least four disappointing outings before I catch even my first glimpse of a new mammal or bird.
With that in mind, I wondered whether you’d like to come with me? Obviously you can’t actually come, (cos it was on Sunday!) but you might enjoy the “virtual” exercise.
During our visit to the Florida Everglades I noticed on the map a place called “Mahogany Hammock”. Trees? Big Trees?? I thought I’d better take a look.
It’s “unseasonally warm” according to the weatherman on the TV. It’s supposed to be in the low 70’s but instead it’s in the early 80’s. Hey, don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining but the warm winter weather has brought a few unwelcome visitors to the beach.