Well-being in Nature session this week

12 people last week, 9 this week came along with me. Cold wind on both days. On the 11 March we found frogspawn in one of the shallow ponds and saw the first plum and blackthorn blossom. On the 18th we saw the first yellow celandines. While we stood on the bridge...

The Weasel

On the Wellbeing in Nature walk this Wednesday (4.3.15), at the beginning of the session, we were doing our usual mindfulness circle in the woods. A cold breeze was blowing through the bare trees from the north west. I was standing with my eyes open to lead the...

The Heart of Yew

The Heart of Yew is a book of poems by Jehanne Mehta inspired by the yew tree and illustrated with my photographs. You can buy a copy from the publishers Cygnus Books. Towards the end of the last Millennium I spent about four years on a photographic project exploring...

This week’s Well-being in Nature

This week on the regular Well-being in Nature session in Eastbrookend Country Park in Dagenham we found a lizard running across the path. We also fed ducks and geese that were interested, most seemed uninterested. I expect they get enough wild food now. We also saw...

Research – Well-being in Nature

During the summer of 2011 Dr. Sophie Jeffery (then a doctoral student on 6 month placement with me at the local mental health trust) and I interviewed a small sample of participants from the Wednesday ‘Wellbeing in Nature’ sessions. We have analysed the results and...