Conservation Volunteer

Gained some interesting aches this morning — been out with conservation volunteers to Yatts Farm near Pickering. The sensation of doing a bit of good and spending time with people of like mind, lifts the spirits.

img_6593We cleared gorse (locally: whin) and hawthorn that is invading a delicate site that’s home to rare orchid and butterfly populations.

img_6596It’s a lovely limestone valley that needs to be kept free of scrub.

img_6597I disturbed the hibernation sleep of this peacock. I move her to a safe place and built her a new bed chamber of bracken.

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About Harry Nicholson

I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. I write a few poems and short stories. There is an eBook anthology of them, 'Green Linnet' on Amazon. Also a novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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