Cerys Matthews on the joy of exploring nature
BBC radio DJ shares her passion for nature
The thing I always loved most as a child was to say no, or to say why or to just explore. And the best place to explore in my mind is what nature gives us, because it's still such a huge mystery. So it was the sights and the smells and the feel and the mystery that really attracted me. We had a woods behind our house in Swansea when I was growing up, there were the magic of what nature brings us. So there were berries and mushrooms and garlic plants and wild rhubarb that you could taste. You know, once you've done a bit of reading and my Bible at that point was Roger Phillips's Wild Food, which told you what was toxic, what you shouldn't touch or what you could touch and what you could use or eat, or just play with.