Children’s Walk 16 April 2016
FBHP Nature Trail 16 April
—Diana Lewis led a group of 8 children and up to 12 adults round the Nature Trail in the Pheasantry Woodland Gardens.
We stopped to admire the very old Sweet Chestnut tree the London Planes, Cedar of Lebanon and rare Montpelier maple before crossing over Crocodile Bridge. Several water birds were ticked off on the sheet as we looked at the spectacular aerial roots of the Swamp Cypress trees. The walk continued to the Big Cone Pines which produce cones weighing up to 2.5 Kg, then on to the Sycamore, Alder and Turkey Oaks. We stopped at the dead tree and logs for a quiz and to make ‘crowns’ sticking on leaves, cones etc. which we had collected. Returning to the Information Point more ducks, a coot and a moorhen were seen. The children had their Bushy park sticker, badge, crown and nature sheets to take home to remind them of a very enjoyable walk. One boy remarked ’That was fun’ as he left the group. Many thanks to Diana, Chris and Val.