May bank holiday is a lovely time of year, the spring flowers are in bloom, bluebells fill the local woods,wild garlic is rife in our fields and hedges and the orchard is full of apple blossom. This week has been cool but dry with plenty of sunshine and opportunities to see the Eta Aquarids meteor showers at the camp. We have recently relocated the position of the Plym yurt and planted around 100 trees, all native species to surround it and provide some screening and privacy. The spot where the Plym yurt used to be is going to be the location of our new "field kitchen" and this will provide a canopied area for our guests to use when the weather is too hot, too cold, too wet, too windy, too busy or any other reason. I cant wait for it to be finally finished - and will post the great unveiling soon! This week has had a couple of nights with no guests in the camp so I took the opportunity to place the pro stalk camera at the camp just to see what nightime wildlife was about. As you can see from the above picture there are plenty of rabbits at the camp, including this one, which is black! Probably an escapee from a domestic pet rabbit.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp