Jane and I took a walk in Bernwood Forest today. It is nearby and not nearly as large as the name makes it sound but it is still a decent patch of woodland with good tracks and trails running through it.
We also took our sketching equipment and spent quite a while sitting quietly, painting and drawing. A few people passed up and down the path but it wasn’t busy. Then I heard a sound, looked round and saw what I first thought was a rabbit about 20′ away. Except it was too large for a rabbit and turned out to be a hare, closer than I’ve seen one before.
It hopped along through the woodland but without particular signs of panic and Jane and I got to enjoy its passage past us.