Saturday, 6 June 2009

Dartmouth Park

We haven't been out and about much the past week apart from to the local park a couple of times. It's only a 20 minute walk from home and the nicest of the three in our little town. It does have a play area for kids so of course we take my daughter often but always take time to walk around too.

There are plenty of birds - many Thrushes, both Song and Mistle, Blackbirds, Robins, Woodpigeons, Collared Doves, Crows, House Sparrows and Chaffinch. In winter there are always plenty of Tits about especially Long Tailed and Coal. Lots of squirrels too, which are always fun to watch.

Today we saw a couple of Swallows flying low over the playing field and half a dozen House Martins near the bandstand. As it's been so windy there were plenty of pine cones for the little one to hunt and we came home with several.

There are plenty of trees and windy paths, with lots of flower beds, some well tended and others not so much, which is quite nice.

The following pic is of the Botanical Garden, which appears to have been abandoned but is almost like a secret garden with its little paths some gorgeous flowers which spring up here and there.

The park does have a bandstand, it even had a brass band playing in it today, which i've not seen before.

Here are some of the other flowers and trees we've spotted around the park over the past week.


  1. What a nice place to have so close to home Pam, I can see you and your daughter can spend some happy times there, and very nice to have some musical accompaniment too!

    I enjoyed all your lovely photos and my stroll in the park with you.

  2. Thanks for the comment. It was spur of the moment to go on Sunday as the weather wasn't great but we had a ball - even danced to the music!!