June carries on

Wednesday 5th June

Round the pond and to town.

The pond is Godfrey’s Pond to locals but Sandhills Lake to the powers that be. It was known as Godfrey’s after the old owner who was the proprietor of a butcher’s shop nearby. Originally a sand quarry, it became a private fishing pond before being given to the council. There’s what appears to be the remains of a wharf on the canal bank nearby. I live about 50 feet from the south east end – although it’s round a corner out of sight.

Godfrey's Pond

Godfrey’s Pond


Although Worksop has a population of about 40,000, I don’t believe that I have ever seen more than four dozen folk here at any one time. This is cause for varied feelings: sadness that the folk of Worksop are so uninterested; and happiness that they aren’t cluttering it up and disturbing the wildlife.

Anyhow: some pics (If you want to, you can click on ’em to embiggen ’em).

Grass seeds

Grass seeds

Bramble flower

Bramble flower

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Embryo apples

Embryo apples

 

I thought of having a sweepstake on how long it took this smashing fence alongside Morse Lock to be smashed. It took longer than I’d thought.

Fence: broken

Fence: broken


Chaffinch

Chaffinch

"Little Brown Job" (chiffchaff?)

Distant “Little Brown Job” (chiffchaff?)


 
 
 
 

Thursday sixth of June

Once again just the pond & town.

Resident robin

Resident robin

Crumpled bramble flower

Crumpled bramble flower

There's loads o' ducklings about now

There’s loads o’ ducklings about now

And here's a mallard scooting along

And here’s a mallard scooting along

Embryo cherries

Embryo cherry trees


Embryo Ash trees

Embryo ash trees

Friday seventh to Clumber

First pond and canal to town

A wet web

A wet web

At Morse lock there’s a couple of long tailed tits on a thorn and here’s an annotated version.

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Bigger version here.
 
 
 
 
Then the bus to “Wilko” and walk to Clumber.
(click to view map)toclumber

Most of the walk is wooded – there’s birdsong all around but seeing ’em’s a whole other story. All the flying beasties I managed to snap are here:

Midge

Midge

The lime tree avenue is actually three avenues: the road is flanked by double rows of lime trees.

An outer avenue of limes

An outer avenue of limes


 
 
 
 
Rhododendrons are beginning to bloom. You can see why garden designers of the past were so keen on them.
Clumber_0110Rhododendron
 
 
 
 
The dead trees in the lake always attract my attention. Specially as summer nears the difference between the lush green growth and the stark grey-white …
Clumber_0139Tree
Duck guarding a junction

Duck guarding a junction

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Lion bench as seen

Lion bench as seen

and cleaned up a bit.

and cleaned up a bit.


Not daisy

t first I thought these were daisies ,,,

Embryo beech tree

Embryo beech tree

Hawthorn

You can see why hawthorn are the rose family, can’t you?


 
 
 
 
Seems to be the time of year for yellow flowersClumber_0311YellowClumber_0334Yellow
Crossing College Pines Golf course the broom continues the yellow theme. but there are one or two butterflies around.
Butterfly

Not sure which butterfly this is: family Nymphalidae though.

Peacock butterfly resting

Peacock resting.

Broom flower

Broom flower

I was absolutely knackered by the time I got home. I’d taken too much in my backpack – fleece, showerproof, spare lenses, tablet, sarnies and drinks. The fleece, lenses & tablet are being left behind next time.

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