Saturday 30 May 2020

Lockdown Day 68 - Bishop Wood

Another warm and sunny day, which is good news if you want to get out of doors in a socially distanced way but not good news if you are trying to grow anything, in fact the BBC Farming Today programme this morning was talking about the problems farmers are facing with the drought, having also faced floods earlier in the year and the impact on crop yields. In the allotment we are watering every couple of days and I think I have toasted a few cauliflower seedlings in the lean to greenhouse and I forgot to open the window this morning!

Anyway, another cycle ride today out on a similar route to last week though Cawood, Wistow and round through Bishop Wood north of Selby. This wood, managed by the Forestry Commission is perhaps the largest extent of woodland in this part of the world and is good to get lost (in a controlled manner) in! Whilst we didn't go into the wood today, the road cuts through it and it was nice to just rest for a few moments and listen to the bird song. Whilst we had stopped a Jay flew up into the canopy. (As an aside, whilst we were in the Franche-Comte area we saw flocks of jays behaving a bit like magpies which I don't think they get round there). Will perhaps choose a quiet time of day next week for a walk through the wood.

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