Spring Tree Walk #1 – Buds & Blossom
11am – meet at St John’s Church – High Street, Glastonbury
Join us for a walk into nature to explore the landscape and meet the trees. It’s a beautiful time of the year to be out in nature as the buds start to emerge.
On this walk we’ll take a route up wick hollow and around the lanes, guided by the trees, learning how to identify some of our native tree species. We’ll take a particular look at the buds of the Plums, Blackthorn and Hawthorn as they ready for release.
We’ll learn to identify the trees we walk past every day, and we’ll approach and attempt to identify any trees you would like to personally meet.
We’ll also listen to (and sing along to, if you like) some lovely gentle folk songs performed live with acoustic guitar.
It will be fun, sociable and educational.
Why do we do it?
– To gain knowledge of the basic tree species and how to identify them
– To fill the educational gap we have on topics of nature and trees
– To be inspired by nature
– To connect with and give thanks to the trees – the oldest living beings on this island
– To visit some hidden gems, trees, spaces of the isle of Avalon
– To get to know the local land
– To share some of our creativity and offer it to the wilderness
– To walk and sit in nature for the simple joy of it
– To share and have conversations and spark new collaborations
Where do we meet?
We meet at St John’s Church at 11am and walk in the countyside on a route guided by the trees.
Feel free to bring a packed lunch as we’ll be out for around 2-3 hours. This is an informal walk to meet trees, to be in some lovely natural spaces, to sing (or listen) to songs written and perforemd by Matt, to listen to nature and be quiet too.
The walk concludes back in the town at approximately 2pm, we like to go to Rainbows End cafe for food, all are welcome to join.