Just before the celebrations get into full swing, we at Blackstairs Ecotrails would like to thank all our Ecotrailers who walked with us during the year ,for their company, good cheer and for supporting our new business. A big thank you from Robert, Dorothy Ellen and I.
I was thinking about the New Year today as I went into the garden to get leeks and parsnips when I heard a whirring noise behind me and to my astonishment two birds flew out of the thick cover of hollies and firs at the end of the garden. Two wonderful Woodcock. I haven’t seen any around here for ages and I felt it was a good omen for the year to come! Usually we see them around the Blackstairs in heavier cover. They are mysterious little birds, furtive and usually very hard to see, so I count myself extra lucky.
The photo below was taken in full summer
Next year we are planning some interesting weekends as well as our usual Monday, Wednesday and Saturday trails. The courses will all be connected with our environment and I hope you will enjoy them. I am keeping it a secret till the New Year rolls in when we officially kick off our second year in business.
In the meantime we hope you all have a safe, happy and peaceful Christmas.