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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Winkworth Arboretum 22-05-2018

Yesterday (Tuesday) I met a very good friend and we had a wander at Winkworth Arboretum

The National Trust there have created a new play area for children.. it's all constructed, in the main, from natural products.. and looks great fun

Late Magnolia

The Rhododendrons and Azaleas were really coming to the end of their flowering period..

There was a pair of nesting Little Grebes out on the lake plus Tufted Ducks, Mallards and Coots and a single Cormorant.

But most entertaing was a family of 10 Mandarin little ones being looked after by Mum

the young ones were leaping out of the water catching their meal!!

A few Demoisells about.. saw a few males and this singular female. 

and finally a fruity scone in the newly refurbished tea room.

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