I managed to tempt Kev out from his wood turning in the garage, and off we went.
Swimming in the large ponds were two swans with a gaggle of little cygnets in tow.
Also working in the waters were a couple of naturalists (note to self: check spelling of this :) ) investigating the fauna in the ponds. They had set up humane traps to temporarily capture crested newts, allowing them to be counted. The newts would be released afterwards.
I took lots of photos, mainly of wild flowers, worthy of a place in the scrapbooks.
Dog (wild) rose
Such a simple pleasure, but I'm so glad we made the effort.