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Botanical Group- Finstown

by Unknown - 21:15 on 08 November 2012

Nov 7th, as the forcast was a bit iffy the group were visiting Binscarth Woods but thought a  trip to Heddle Hill and the Community Garden was worth a quick peep...we got no further. The garden was looking wonderful, golden autumnal tints, statuesque seedheads, bright fruits and glorious leaves.

The chance to chat to Head Gardener Jocky Wood an  added bonus. The garden was alive with birds,  as well as the usual sparrow/starling/blackbird hordes we also saw Waxwings, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Goldcrests, Goldfinches, Herons, LBJ's,Cabbages, Seals etc etc. Competitive birdfeeding has resulted in  this being one of the most excellent places in the county for bird activity..and there are even viewing seats provided...the group then paid a quick visit to the school plantation but due to a rapid decline in the weather retreated to the  Standing Stones for chat and char..a delightful day all round...and yes the sun shone and it did not rain until the end of the outing!!!!

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