So I haven’t posted in a while, so I wanted to write about something I have been enjoying recently at the start of this new year. During the last few weekends I have been visiting a beautiful park for the walk, the fresh air..but ultimately, just for the squirrels 🙂 I never knew how tame squirrels could be until now! Ever since i’ve discovered this, I literally want to keep going back every weekend to feed them! We take a bag of squirrel feed/peanuts (for animals) and head into the park, shaking the bag as we go. It’s not long before you catch a glimpse of a bushy ghost-like tail, and a little furry creature scampering across the grass towards you at surprising speed. With few people or dogs around, the squirrels are confident, and come right up to you 🙂
One time, before we realised the squirrels were so tame, we only had swan and geese feed with us. Hearing the sound of the bag shake, the squirrels were intially interested, but then did an about-turn when they realised you didnt have what they wanted. This time though, the squirrels were more than happy with what we had to offer (you might want to wear gloves though as sometimes they nip when they are ‘testing’ what is in front of them).
We even fed them from the trees – now that’s room service 😉
The point of all this is that it truely is such a relaxing and wonderful experience to spend time in and interacting with nature. Every time ive spent that time breathing in the fresh air of the woods, listening to the chattering of the birds (I wonder what they are saying) and hand-feeding the squirrels and other wildlife we come across, I leave the park feeling refreshed, revived and at ease. Time in nature is time for the mind to rest, renew and be present with all the wonder of the beautiful surroundings. Try it yourself and let me know what you think about spending time with these beautiful animals 🙂