I watched Springwatch this week on TV and it made me think of my first experience seeing wildlife. I was about 11 years old and lived in a concrete part of Glasgow. We got taken by the Salvation Army, bless them, taking a group of 50 deprived Glasgow kids! , to the countryside outside Glasgow at Loch Lomond.
So we were all being boisterous.....moi?! ......and I saw my first wild animal, it was a cow.
It was beautiful, black and white but huge and frightening but everyone on the bus starting shouting Coo, coo ,( Glasgow for cow) I was amazed and couldnt believe this was what i saw in my books, i think that's why I now like being outdoors in the countryside!
Of course this was the days before cars being common and buses in our area were few and far between, now it's a ten minute drive.
On the way back we sang , this little lamp o mine, wonderful day and I always give to he Sally Army because of it?
What it made me wonder was, can u remember the first time you saw wildlife, of the animal variety, not me on the bus!! .