See for yourselves: John Ward’s Thought for the week

‘The hide was a window to a world of wonder.’

‘Meeting is not always like this.’ | Photo: Titchfield Haven courtesy of the RSPB

When we lived in Hampshire, there was a wonderful nature reserve nearby called Titchfield Haven. It contained hides from which you could watch birds and other wildlife. Each hide had dense vegetation to its right and left, so, as you entered the structure from the back, you were hidden from the birds, and them from you. The result was that when you entered and looked through the windows, you were able to view a completely different world: a stretch of water, teeming with ducks and waders, and often marshy grassland and nearby bushes. The hide was a window to a natural world of wonder and delight.

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