Friday, 26 June 2015

30 Days Wild - Day 24 - 24 June 2015


30 Days Wild - Doing something wild everyday


Day 24 - Today after school, on my way home, I stopped off and went into the field opposite out house. This is the same field that I went into earlier in the month, enjoyed the scenery in a wildflower meadow and danced in an isolated spot. 

However, since then the grass and flowers had been cut short and taken away by a farmer.  I went into the field to see what had changed with the grass cut.



Set aside in the field opposite our house, looking back towards it, Compton Martin, Bristol
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 


I was really pleased to see that this year the farmer had left a set aside all around the field.  He normally leaves a section at the top, as it is steep and so he can't safely get his machinery up there.  This year he had left a small section all around the field.

I walked to the top of the field and enjoyed watching the long grassy wildflower set aside alive with bees, butterflies and insects.  It was beautiful to see and feel.





                                   Set aside in the field opposite our house, Compton Martin, Bristol
                                        Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



Imagine what Compton Martin would look like if rewilding was applied here and the fields were not cut at all and cows and sheep were not brought into the village, impacting on rights of way and our surroundings.  Imagine natural wildflower meadows the whole summer.  I wonder how much our village farmer earns for hay and grazing in any year? Would he let it rewild if we paid him to leave it as wildflower meadows?  Or would he be too worried that rewilding his fields would mean that they could never be built on?

Our fields go from the road to the woods, wouldn't it be amazing if this corridor was as nature intended it?  Tell me what you think by leaving a comment.

Set aside in the field opposite our house, Compton Martin, Bristol
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig




Set aside in the field opposite our house, looking back towards it, Compton Martin, Bristol
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 




Set aside in the field opposite our house, Compton Martin, Bristol
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



About the Writer




Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 




Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is looking forward to going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa in the summer and watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter



















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