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Saturday, April 9, 2016
A super visit to Stave Hill Ecological Park
I went to have a look at the Albion Dock dry dock currently available to see via a viewing platform at the former Decathlon site (about which I have posted here), and at the last minute decided to cut back home via Albion Channel and Stave Hill Ecological Park. It was threatening rain but apart from spitting at me occasionally, it obliging held off. The snake's head fritilleries are particular favourites, and were the main reason that I was tramping around in an unplanned and muddy visit in suede three-inch heals, and there was plenty to see including a jay (lousy photo so I've buried it at the end), flowers of all sorts, and the new floating duck houses on Globe Pond. I ran into Steve Cornish (better known to some Twitter users as @slooshbag5), wet to the knees from installing the duck houses in spite of having borrowed the Ecological Park's best waders! None of the photos are particularly special, but I've posted them as a true appreciation of having all this on my doorstep. You can click on any of them to see the bigger version. Now where did I put that suede brush?