Wednesday 29 April 2015

Arundel Castle gardens - it's all about the tulips

Yesterday we visited Arundel Castle gardens for the first time with Sue's sister Penny. Good weather made for a very enjoyable walk through the interesting variety of gardens. The tulip displays were the highlight. We had a good meal in the cafe and explored some interesting buildings before walking back along the rife by Mill Lane. We had seen a Water Vole swimming on the way to the castle and a Moorhen sitting on 5 eggs. On the way back we  watched three ducklings exploring the bank, and an Alderfly landed on the grass.
Water Vole, Arvicola amphibius
Alder Fly, Sialis
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus

Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis

Swallow, Hirundo rustica

Victorian heating tunnel

Foxglove Tree, Paulownia tomentosa
Foxglove Tree
Lesser Periwinkle, Vinca minor
Summer Snowflake, Leucojum aestivum
Summer Snowflake

the sisters

Gadwall, Anas strepera

Mallard ducklings, Anas platyrhynchos

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