The hills are alive with flowers and insects. One thing I really noticed while camping in the woods in the UK earlier this month is the utter lack of insects, apart from the odd hornet. Out here, the ground crawls and the air buzzes with them.
This is why I love the forest just up the hill at the back of my house. It’s another world entirely. So alive.
Ladybird (ladybug) and ants on a thistle beside an abandoned road. Eastern Slovakia.
The view from a break in the treeline along an old logging trail in the hills near my home. Eastern Slovakia. I love the forest so deeply.