At the start of June I decided that I would visit 30 green spaces in London which are either remnants of the Great North Wood and/or London Wildlife Trust sites and are in most cases within easy reach of my home in the south of the city.
As a nature writer, botanist and birder, I’m always looking for new experiences and species to inspire my writing. I was familiar with some of these sites but for the rest it was my first visit. For four of them, I knew in advance that the site would be closed but went anyway to familiarise myself with the journey. I also got an intriguing glimpse through gates and fences and will come back once life is back to normality. It’s been an amazing experience and really opened my eyes to the nature on my doorstep.