Wild Walks


Photographs l have taken capturing moments and beautiful scenery alike around the medieval town of Sandwich and surrounding areas in Kent and added to nature and inspiration quotes and accompanied with music.

Sandwich, Kent
I live in the beautiful and historic town of Sandwich in Kent in the southeast of England. The River Stour lies on the edge of the town. Originally, Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, and we have many medieval buildings here from the original construction time. Sandwich is two miles from the coast, and although once it was a major port in its own right, this is no longer the case due to the silting up of the River Stour.

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
The woodlands are home to many species of flora also such as primroses, celandine, dog rose, oak, ash, wild cherry, elm, field maple, wild privet, marsh marigold, marshmallow, meadowsweet, black bush, yellow iris and many other exciting plants of interest.

The lake and the waterways in the Reserve are sustained by a sluice gate connected to the River Stour. The waters further feed and play host to a diverse range of wildlife, including species such as sticklebacks, pond skaters, diving beetles, frogs and toads, newts, kingfishers, moorhens, bats, rats, shrews, weasels, stoats, foxes, hedgehogs, moles, water voles, grass snakes, mallard, tufted, pochard and shoveler ducks, warblers, woodpeckers, blackcaps, sparrowhawks, grey squirrels, parakeets and others including many butterfly species too.

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Photos Taken November 2021
Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Smooth


Red Elderberry

“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”

― Henry David Thoreau

Old Man’s Beard

“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.”

― Aldo Leopold,

Elmleaf Blackberry Flower

“The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.”

― Rachel Carson

Apple Tree

“There is simply no issue more important. Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth, and that, above all else, is worth fighting for.”

― Rob Stewart

Turning Beech Tree Leaves

“This world is not here for you; you are here for it.”

― Shannon L. Alder

Dog Rose

“We must stop seeing the natural world as a commodity and start seeing it as we would see a family member, something to love, protect, care for, and cherish.”

― Barry Babcock

Hogweed

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

― Aldo Leopold

Wild Spindle Tree

“Every man ought to plant a tree.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita


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Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

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