Feb 122012
 

Simon Ginnaw gave us an excellent talk last Wednesday evening.   He is currently a residential volunteer at Northward Hill RSPB Reserve.

His digital presentation was accompanied by bird song which made us feel as if we were really walking the park through the seaons.   Simon has spent many years exploring his local patch of Mote Park – being introduced to it by his grandfather who was a ranger/groundsman there.   His personal anecdotes (starting age 3) and enthusiasm added greatly to the atmosphere of the evening.   Birds, insects, plants, the natural world was represented in it’s many forms, the history of the park was not overlooked and aerial shots helped us to visualise the layout.   The excellent quality of the photographs of the park through the seasons was accompanied at times by music where Simon left the audience to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of this interesting park.

Topically, we ended on a wintry note, with snowy scenes of the parkland, woodland and lake.

I, for one, intend to visit in the near future.

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