: Other creatures use our field too.
note that wearing shoes when walking in the long grass at field is
leave habitat (long grass) undisturbed. Clearing a path
through it to the toilet being the only exception which must
be done with care.
Adders have been seen and are a legally protected species.
In this peaceful haven the sound
of a buzzard breaks the silence
as it hovers, in the cloudless
on a hazy summer day,
with the harvest drone in the
distance, the butterflies flutter in the breeze,
the spiders spin their webs which catch the sunlight rays,
as the first signs of autumn
with the squirrels feasting on
the acorns in the trees,
with the fruits of autumn now
the fungi stirs in the darkness of the wood,
we treasure these late summer
that will be a distant memory in the starkness and grey of winter,
until the first snowdrops appear,
telling us spring is in the way,
as the earth slowly awakes from its winter slumber,
in time to nature's tune.
By Andrew Williams