I always relish the warmer climes of my time in Africa, and think I would quite like to be a swallow, constantly migrating in an eternal summer, but my ethos has always been to cherish every moment I can spend in nature, no matter where I am.
Sometimes it is easy to forget the beauty that might be right on your doorstep as you long for far off lands and adventures.
A winter’s morning in the UK with a heavy frost coating the grass under a clear blue sky can be incredibly beautiful and is a wonderful time to enjoy the serenity that local wildlife reserves provide. Just be sure to wrap up warm so you can observe this magical world without getting chilled to the bone.
Panshanger Park, is a 1,000 acre site on the edge of Hertford, has been transformed into a haven for wildlife and nature by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Hertfordshire County Council and the owners Tarmac.
Even in the depth’s of winter this beautiful reserve offers a feast for the senses, quietly revealing it’s hidden gems and giving visitors an opportunity to reconnect with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
You can find out more about visiting – www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk