Greenham Common has a variety of habitats, notably a large expanse of heathland with ground-nesting birds, lizards and rare orchids. There are also the fenced-off bunkers (once home, at disparate times, to American Cruise missiles and the D’Qar resistance in Star Wars), a business park (upon which is a very nice arts centre), and several patches of woodland.
This mature wood is predominately oak and silver birch, and several of the former have been equipped with nesting boxes for birds that don’t nest on the ground. The visual echo of these boxes struck me as a pleasing geometrical counterpoint to the abundance of ragged-edged bracken, vibrant in the late spring sunshine.
Ink on kaolin-coated board, 12″ x 16″
£340 framed (black wood)