Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Summer is drawing to a close. As much as many of us wouldn't like to accept it, we all know this to be true. The harvest season is well underway and there are new signs of the approaching autumn appearing in the gardens, woodland edges and hedges, and roadsides every day. 

I am heading 'off-patch' very soon, for my late summer break, which means there will be no posts from The Oak By The Rife for a couple of weeks. 

Before I go, I would like to invite you to join me in a pictorial reflection back over the past nine months since that first walk we took together on the patch, just before the winter solstice. I have collected some of my favourite photos which highlight the changing seasons and some of our discoveries on the patch through the year, I hope you enjoy them. 

Do not fear, I will be back on the patch by the end of September and can't wait to see how the wildlife has coped with and changed though the arrival of Autumn. 
In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the wonders of nature. I will still be online and you can keep in touch via my usual haunts; on Twitter @SophiEcoWild, and on Facebook.com/SophiEcoWild 

Don't forget, as a BBC Wildlife Local Patch Reporter blog, 'The Oak By The Rife' is eligible for nominations in the Wildlife Blogger Awards 2015/ Closing date is 31st August at 5pm, so go to the Discover wildlife website to find out more!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely selection of photos but the barn owl one stands out for me. Have a good break.


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