Today’s finds….


Today I didn’t attend the class in person as it’s half term and I’m at home with my little people!

Instead I visited Rowntrees Park in York to do their Goblin Trail – this fitted well with the theme of map making and trail finding set for today’s Words from the Wild class (see previous blog post). It also made me reflect on how much fun it was and that it is so important to explore and have fun (we don’t have to have children as an excuse to do it!)

If you want to do the Goblin Trail you can find it here . Here are some pictures recording our discoveries, we also brought home some ash boughs and larch twigs that had fallen to make a display on our nature table (photo at bottom of page).

Our favourite place we named the ‘popping apple trees’ where crab apples had littered the woodland floor and popped underfoot!

Here is our nature vase:

Hope you enjoyed your morning too!

Best wishes,


Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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