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Walking the dog

Although today is the 4th day of wild Christmas with the wildlife trust it is our 1st as we haven’t been able to any decent walks over Christmas day and boxing day we thought that today Charlie deserved a decent walk to blow off the festive cobwebs. So after an early get up for the weekend and a little rest it was time for Charlie to get his harness on and for Mr H and I to get our walking boots on. We decided to do one of our favourite walks that is not far from the caravan and is actually part of the wildlife trust at Mere Sands Woods.

Mere sands woods is part of the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside wildlife trust in Rufford surrounded by agricultural land. The site covers 42 hectares with lakes, woodland and grassland. There are 3 routes of different levels of accessibility.

Charlie enjoying the fresh air

Today we decided that we would walk right the way around the parameter to the wood whereas sometimes we will just do half. They are currently doing a lot of work on the visitor centre that is there so one of the paths that we would normally walk along is cut off as we would normally walk around the meadow with sheep in it and walk along past the lake.

There are so many things to see while you are on your walk. So for today’s flower of the day, I spotted this Ivy around the base of one of the trees.

You always find lots of fungi while you are walking around and I do love taking pictures of fungi. Here are some from todays walk.

I have 2 pictures for Xingfumama’s take a seat. The first is a seat cut out of the base of a tree and the second are little toadstools shaped from wood.

Seat cut in tree stump
3 Little toadstools

The signpost is my photograph for Alive and trekking’s which way challenge. Along with the signpost, there are also some photographs of the paths that were taken.

This crooked tree is my photograph for Cee’s black and white photo challenge for this week which is crooked and squiggly lines.

Although you can hardly see him but this robin is my Bird of the day for Granny Shot its photo challenge it took so long to try and get a photograph of one of the robins that we saw as they just kept flying away as soon as my camera was ready.

As Mr H and I have signed up to walk 1,000 miles in 2020 we are actually starting ours now so this walk will be our first lot of miles to count for this. Below are the screenshots from the All trails app to show how have walked.

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Look at the birdies 🦆🦢

So today Charlie stayed in the caravan having a little rest while we took a little trip to Martin Mere WWT. We have been past it so many times since we got the caravan and still hadn’t been. I went there a very long time ago when I was a toddler but that was the last time I visited (there is a photograph somewhere from then that I will have to find now to show Mr H).

I have to say that although I love to look at birds I actually get scared when they start to fly (I have always been like this) I do seem to be a bit too cope if they are not flying close to me. We had a great time walking around and looking at all of the birds.

It is really large in size and the amount of birds is vast even at this time of year.

I think that I have a few birds today for Granny shot it’s bird of the day as there were far too many for me to chose just one of them.

Chilean flamingo
Wood duck
Muscovy duck with a puna teal duck in the background
Black-necked swan
Greater flamingo

As well as birds I even managed to take a picture of some common holly for Cee’s flower of the day.

Common Holly

We spent the afternoon at the caravan and we had a couple of trick or treaters as it is Halloween.

Overall today was an enjoyable day. I hope that you have all had a good Halloween.