Today marked the true start to Christmas in the park, about 60 - 100 Santas arrived for a fun run raising money for the St Raphael's Hospice. These events happen throughout the country and we are very happy for this event to happen several years in a row at Nonsuch. It felt like everyone enjoyed the hour and were happy to achieve a medal and a well d
As many of you would have realised this morning was the first snow of Winter, we were treated to what seemed like a blizzard of heavy snow at about half 7 in the morning. Unfortunately I had to depart for school and so I wasn't able to visit the park, although I'm sure it looked wonderful. I managed to snap a few photos on the way down to school of the snow which melted throughout the day leaving hardly a trace by evening.
♪ If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise ♫
Amazing, Spectacular, wonderful, just a few of the words I've heard people describing the colours of autumn. In the park there are many different colours from red to golden. It well worth going for a walk with the family and enjoy the park whilst it still isn't too cold. The children will love playing in the leaves and nature lovers can see many an animal. Do come down and if you come on a Sunday then make sure to visit the Nonsuch Gallery where the model is situated. £2.50 entry, members and under 16's go free
So whilst out bird watching this afternoon in the park it was clear to see as the sun set many a bird flew overhead into the depths of the park to roost. One of the most familiar cries and outlines was the ring necked parakeet. They have become such a common bird recently and there exotic routes brings colour to the trees. I wish we could know roughly the amount that roost in the park as not just some but loads of small groups flew over whilst I was with my camera, suggesting there is a large amount. To see these birds, the best spot is walking up from the mansion house to the London road. Once you have reached the chopped down tree - now in large sections - it is just off to the right (best seen at dawn or late afternoon).
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I was out in the park the other evening trying to get some great shots of the autumn sunset. I set off to the mansion house and the storm clouds made the sunset even more amazing, with the golden colour only peaking through the clouds in a few areas. Although that was amazing it isn't what I was talking about, I happened to be resting/ going through some of my photos when large numbers of crows started to gather above. I reckon in reached in excess of 90 crows, their cries filled the air and they circled above - I was in a state of awe.
It would be true to say the trees within Nonsuch Park have started to turn colour, some more than others but it's nature's sign of telling us there are only a few more weeks before Autumn is in its prime. Where it will produce its last spectacular show before Winter sets in.
Once again, as Nonsuch starts to arrive into Autumn a amazing sunset fills the sky before the night - where at this time of year is a great time to see the stars and many of the nocturnal animals as they prepare for winter ahead.
This blog was put together not ony to bring you great photos but to remind you and inform you of upcoming events in our calendar.
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