Much of the world’s population is now under lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, if you are lucky enough to live in a country where going out for walks is allowed (in some countries, people may only go out to buy essentials), this time could be an opportunity to discover the natural beauty that you may have overlooked, or taken for granted. I live in a fairly urban area, but my walks have taken me through landscapes varying from verdant woodland and open fields to quiet residential streets and derelict, refuse-strewn docklands.
Interesting wildlife can be found in all of these environments, including but not limited to various bird species, rabbits, foxes and hedgehogs. Below are some photos taken during an hour spent at the Humber Bridge Country Park, roughly a forty-minute walk from my house. If you have a few hours spare, I would definitely recommend going out for a walk, and be more adventurous this time. Follow a path you’ve never followed before. Open that gate that’s always closed. You might be surprised at what you find.
Remember, don’t drop litter, keep dogs on leads and don’t disturb nests and burrows!