Norbury Hill

Norbury Hill Norbury Hill by Rosa Poised as a giant stepping stone       between the Mynd and Stiperstones It stands aloft, grassy-soft and proud        along the ancient track Where hawthorns laid in centuries back       succumb to the winds of change This lush...
Today’s walk

Today’s walk

Today’s walk By Rob Rowe (June 2020) In response to the change in weather, there have been a few amazing fungi growths. Mainly bracket fungi which grow directly out of the tree. I passed one on a side road last week growing just out of reach on an oak tree....
Buttercups, Martins and Yellow Rattle

Buttercups, Martins and Yellow Rattle

Buttercups, Martins and Yellow Rattle By Rob Rowe (May 2020) Swallows and House martins seem to have been scarcer than ever this year, so suddenly, for the first time, to be surrounded by them is a pure joy 30, 40, 50 of them swooping low above the grass and flinging...
Spring Verges

Spring Verges

Spring verges By Rob Rowe (May 2020) Some of the road verges around Bishops Castle have been looking great this spring. Travelling a couple of miles away on my bike I saw this group of Dusky cranesbill straddling the border near Sned. Not really a native of the UK it...
Elm

Elm

Elm By Rob Rowe (April 2020) This time of year is Spring greens time and trees are among my favourite food particularly the young buds and leaves of beech and lime. However the very best to my taste buds is elm. The seeds not the leaves. Many people are really...