Q - What do you get if you cross a botanist with a geologist and a lepidopterist?
A - A very educational Sunday nature stroll AND some amateur poetry!
On Sunday morning at 9am, myself, Steve and Denis all met.
Pressendye was the hill of choice, not blighted with wind turbines quite yet.
At Tarland we started our walk, and set off along winding farm track,
The boys in charge of finding the route, and deciding our plan of attack!
Through fields, bog and wood, our nature hunt began,
Denis' plants, my moths and Steve is a huge ROCK fan!
Denis examines a rare woodland moss
Hairy moth caterpillar (I've forgotten the species...)
But the going was slow and time was pressing, ‘Lads, can we move on now?’
‘We still need to get to the top of the hill, let’s not get into a row!’
I was becoming quite impatient...
So gallantly on to the summit we trekked, enjoying the sights and the view,
To the south Lochnagar, Bennachie to the east, as we finished our biscuits and brew!
The blazing sun we’d enjoyed all day was making way for the rain,
So we packed our bags, turned our compass to home and headed back down again.
The final stop, atop Pressendye
What a lovely day and a gorgeous hill, with a plethora of nature to be seen,
Where will we go next and what will we see, next time we leave Aberdeen?!