I was hoping to avoid writing a blog post with Coronavirus in the title, but unfortunately it helps to explain what I have planned for the blog over the coming days, weeks or more like months due to the dreaded 'C' word!

I regularly read a cracking blog called 'North Downs and Beyond' by a very talented nature writer called Steve Gale, in fact I would be chuffed if I could write half as good as he does, or even take pictures half as well as Steve does! Anyway, you can find a link to Steve's excellent blog by clicking HERE  and I can't recommend his blog enough.

In terms of Covid 19, I am lucky that I am not in the high-risk group, but I am doing my best to social distance myself as much as possible, and I suppose I am also lucky as an Ecologist that my job entails working outside. However, I do have a 91-year-old father and an 85-year-old mother-in-law, so I do need to be careful.

Where am I going with this, I can hear you ask? On a post from 17th March on 'North Downs and beyond' Steve said that he was going to "attempt to post a daily image that will hopefully bring a little bit of light relief to those of you who visit this blog". And I thought what a great idea, so I intend to try and do the same. I might even dip into the archives and see if there is anything lurking there of interest. Having said all that, please don't hold me to it dear reader if I miss the odd day, as it might be that I have a real time post of interest to post, as I do intend to carry on with my survey work, get out birding and run my moth trap etc!

So, today's offering is a view from Abernethy Forest, and I took the photograph when Gail and I were on holiday in Aberdeenshire last year. We just did a couple of hours walk through the forest, so we didn't really do this fantastic piece of woodland justice. If you're ever in that part of the world I can thoroughly recommend a walk in Abernethy Forest!

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