Rewilding

To my left-brained
Scientifically-inclined
Critically-trained
Eye and mind

These fields should now
Be an abomination;
No discipline by plough
Or corrective cultivation.

A shameful parade
Of gleeful weeds appears;
Led by a brigade
Of over-eager volunteers.

But as I look around
All that I can see
Is my native ground
As it’s meant to be.

The fields close to our home have been left uncultivated this year and the weeds – and we – are making the most of it. As well as wheat plants seeded from the previous crop (known as volunteers) there’s an amazing profusion and diversity of wild plants that would normally be sprayed out of existence. We’ve followed the rewilding process right through the lockdown period (we’ve been allowed to go out for exercise) and it’s been fascinating and inspiring to watch

via Rewilding — Gonecycling (again)

 

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Trekking The National Parks: The Family Board Game (Second Edition)

Trekking the National Parks Family Board Game

 

8 thoughts on “Rewilding

  1. Great poem and message. You’re right, our cultured minds tell us its appropriate to tame and cut back. I’m slowly learning that just letting it go can not only benefit wildlife but also produce beauty that is usually denied.

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