Guest blog: A-Z of my nature walk

by Ellen, aged 11

21st June, 2021

Credit: Lindsey 

Robin Hood’s Bay, North York Moors: My mum and I went on a walk one afternoon in May, and this is what we saw.

A is Ash, a type of tree

B is Bees, honey and bumblebee

C is Clovers, with white, pearly petals

D is Doc leaves, a cure for nettles

E is Egg, cracked this time

F is Footprint, an interesting sign

G is Grass, common as cows in herds

H is Hedge, bustling with birds

I is Ivy, climbing up higher

J is Jenny Wren, calling out a desire

K is Kestrel, higher than any trees

L is Light, breaking through the leaves

O is Oak, growing strong and tall

M is Mud, a long haul

N is Nettles, watch out they sting

P is Pinecones, the most intricate thing

Q is Queenie, our chicken who lives in our bay           

 R is Rays of sunshine, that light up our day

S is Sky, as far as you can see

T is Tracks, whose could they be

U is Unknown, a haven of fun

V is a near Vertical climb, not easy to get done

W is web, a spider’s trap

X is X marks the spot, often on a map

Y is a Y shaped tree, home to wildlife

Z is Zest, zest for life

This piece was first published in the Guardian Young Country Diary on 5th June 2021 and is reproduced with kind permission from Ellen and her mother, Lindsey.