Rainbow Trout – footbridge (‘Little Bridge’)

Listen to the poem here recited by pupils of Great Wood School, Tean

The river ran clear that Spring,

The Alder’s shadow dancing on its surface.

And we swam in calm waters,

The reverberating roar of the traffic

A distant memory.

by E. D. Varughese

Read about how lockdown has affected fish and our sea/riverscapes:

How Britain’s wildlife has benefited from the coronavirus lockdown (telegraph.co.uk)

Lockdown turns sea tropical because of less pollution and activity | Daily Mail Online

Stunning aerial pics show how Britain’s waters have turned crystal clear due to lack of pollution – The Sun

And elsewhere in the world:

Lockdown: Health of river Ganga improves – The Economic Times (indiatimes.com)

Coronavirus: Venice canals clearer after lockdown – BBC News

Venice canals run clear, dolphins appear in Italy’s waterways amid coronavirus… – Classic FM

COVID-19 and surface water quality: Improved lake water quality during the lockdown – ScienceDirect

Mediterranean marine life flourished during lockdown – YouTube

Conversation point: what does ‘being quiet’ mean for you? Is it to be alone? To be with others in silence? How might we use the ‘noises’ of nature to quieten our busy minds?

The Quiet Project

Claire Thompson who works in the NHS believes that a world more mindful of nature can be a happier place; see her website: About me – Mindfulness of Nature (mindfulness-of-nature.com)

About me – Mindfulness of Nature (mindfulness-of-nature.com)
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