Posted: 13/05/2017 at 21:20
Fairygirl, the old back yard is looking good!
Had a much gentler stroll through a local common (Ebernoe Common) the other day to break in a new pair of boots.
There is lots of clay around this area and there are some old brickworks around but few this well preserved. The original brick moulding shed is nearby and in pretty good condition.
There was also a lot of iron working going on and this is one of the furnace ponds which were used to drive water wheels powering hammers. The Common now feels like a forgotten corner of an ancient forest but was once a hotbed of industry.
The Common is now looked after by Sussex Wildlife Trust and is a great place for a walk. At the moment bluebells are still out in force as are Early Purple Orchids.
The Common is home to nightingales but while we were able to listen to their song they were impossible to see amongst the trees. It is also home to 13 species of bat so I must try an evening walk to see how many I can spot.