Our lovely new friends took us to some woods for a walk a couple of weeks ago. It's just a 20 minute drive away and impressed me so much that we've already been back three times. None of these photos show it, but the thing I love about this patch of woods is that there is quite a bit of up and down. This part of Belgium is pretty much flat and treeless. And given the miserable shape of its climate graph with its 360 days of rain or whatever it is (will look that up for real sometime) it makes for one dull and dreary landscape. Gosh, that's all a bit harsh- it's a grey, rainy day as I write this and I think it's affecting my attitude. Sorry Belgium :)
Lots to learn about and discover. A bit of vegetation succession, with a helping hand (above)and collecting leaves and twigs and other nature finds (below). Using his hat as a collecting pouch was his idea.
So we're looking forward to more nature adventures out here as the days get warmer. We also have another park/forest to find and explore that some different friends have told us about.