April 14, 2020

Before lock-down we were half way through our Ardwick Art Walks funded by GM Walking Grants and part of the activity to get the city walking and active.

We had to postpone our last walk with Emily  Hayes - but this will be the first walk we organise in the future when w...

February 19, 2019


Leaves falling from the trees.

Birds saying don't desert us


But leaves say we must go.

By now you should know.

As they scatter all over, the place.

Golden + bright they glitter.

Why do they say, sweep me up,

sweep me up.

When they gather at my door.

I take a brush...

September 7, 2018

At this right moment I have just entered a little oasis of a beautiful remnant of an ancient forest , on my walks to Hough End pool, that I only discovered a few months ago , and it feel like visiting an old wise welcoming friend , it is so healing and beautiful to my...

March 6, 2018

Lent oblige... I'm giving Tree-spotting - in films, that is - a miss. 

Link (Gracie Fields singing TREES) 


March 6, 2018

#treestory 14

Who knew there were that many Tree songs... Well, I must confess (Lent oblige - part 2) that I sort of did... courtesy of Paul Robeson, one of Manchester's best friends.  

Link (Paul Robeson singing TREES)

February 2, 2018

Check out this article from the World Economic Forum - the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing is now proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.

 Fletcher Moss...

January 30, 2018

New Year. New Hobby. Tree-Spotting. Tree-Spotting in films. Manchester films. That shared back to Peel Park, one of Hobson's Choice's filming locations.

November 21, 2017

A great meeting with one of the members of Parrs Wood Environmental Centre about possible partnering in 2018, I got another amazing tour of the site - see the images below.

Please note that Parrs Wood Environmental Centre is part of Parrs Wood High School and is not ope...

November 20, 2017

A half hour train ride from Manchester brings you to Marsden, a large village nestled in the Colne Valley of the Marsden and Meltham Moors. From the train station you can literally cross to the other side (over the bridge) and drop down onto the canal tow path for a de...

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