Birds, Challenge, Film, Local, Nature Reserve, Plants, Walk, Woodland

Day 4 – 30 Days Wild

“Discover urban wildness and mini habitats.”

I was at work again today, so went with a simple Random Act of Wildness – on the days I’m not at work they’ll be somewhat elaborate 😉  I chose “Discover urban wildness and mini habitats.” – from the booklet and decided I would complete this challenge by walking home from work and passing by certain places and stopping when something catches my eye etc.  Again, I filmed (with my phone) and have a video for you to see!

Brownfield along the Northfield Relief Road.
Brownfield along the Northfield Relief Road.

BYPASS 
I left Sainsbury’s and walked down the relief road/bypass, knowing a short walk down it there is a Brownfield site adjacent and that I’d see something there.  A patch of land with scrub and a smattering of wildflowers – Poppies being the more obvious flower.  I witnessed a skirmish between two male House Sparrows and heard a Dunnock and Blackcap singing.  At the top there is a really nice amount of Ivy growing onto of some Hawthorn.

Ivy on top of Hawthorn
Ivy on top of Hawthorn

The Dunnock and Blackcap were somewhere in the Ivy.  A short distance past the Ivy is a Alder tree, which had a Harlequin Ladybird on it – which features in the video.

Buttercups growing in an unkempt feature thing
Buttercups growing in an unkempt feature thing

BUZZING
Off the bypass is Bristol Road South, I crossed over and headed down there and came across some Buttercups growing on top of some sort of feature; a raised garden brick-structure-thing and saw a few Bees flying around!  I climbed on top to get a closer look etc.

BROOK
I carried on down the road and admired the grass verge that separates both lanes, as some parts of it haven’t been mown – to deliberately leave strips of wildflower!  I passed by a lovely park called Manor Farm Park, but decided not to venture into the park and head on down to Merritts Brook Greenway, where I took the pictures blow and end my short film.

Wild Garlic (Ramsons) flowers past their best
Wild Garlic (Ramsons) flowers past their best
A bit of Fungi
A bit of Fungi

I’ll say no more and let the video say the rest 😉  Enjoy! 🙂

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