Sunday, 16 November 2014

South Park, Ilford

Decided to take Coco for a walk around South Park in Ilford this morning, it is only a few miles down the road, but this was my first visit. This Edwardian park has preserved most of its original features from over one hundred years ago such as a large lake, an abundance of large mature trees, shrubs and flower beds.

Coot on the lake

Trees around the lake

A Grey Heron sat on one of the lake's islands

I probably just missed the best of the autumn colours

Froglife sectioned off a small part of the lake earlier this autumn using a floating curtain weighted at the bottom. This will allow pond-dipping to take place in front of the  wildlife education centre.