A February Walk in Bedfords Park

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Yes, I know it’s March, but hey, we did this walk around the park last month, and so the title stays! If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that we love walking around our local country park, which we just call ‘Bedfords’ these days!

On this visit, we made a wonderful discovery of a huge, what can only be described as a love-in, of ladybirds! My son found them when he flipped over a piece of fallen bark, and there must have been around a hundred or so of them. We couldn’t believe the different colours and numbers of spots – never seen so many differents kinds before!

Ladybirds

Ladybirds

Ladybirds

Ladybirds
Ladybird Love-In!

Ladybirds

Ladybirds

Ladybirds

Did you know there were so many kinds of ladybirds? I know we didn’t! It really was the find of the day. After we looked at them for a while, and I took my photographs, we placed the bark back where we found it to leave the ladybirds in peace.

I’ve already shared the mushrooms that we found in my Fungi Friday post, so I won’t post them again here, but we did spy a few flowers – nice to see Spring on the way at long last!

Crocus

Daisy

Purple Flowers

There were still signs of autumn/winter with lots of mulchy fallen leaves around, which made walking around less muddy. I love the shape of oak leaves, I think they’re my favourite leaf (if that is even a thing!)

Oak Leaf in Puddle

And finally, the trees – still very bare, but some have got little buds on them – can’t wait for those leaves to all grow back – I do just marvel at the wonder of nature!

Trees

Trees

Trees

Trees

You don’t realise how much there is to see until you really stop and look around. I know that I’m conditioned these days to look all around me as I walk through the park! I think that’s how I manage to spot so many mushrooms!!

All of my photographs from our favourite country park can be found in my Flickr album.

Have you been out and about in the park recently? What things did you find?

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