Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wildflowers in Russia Dock Woodland
I walked across Rotherhithe from Greenland Dock to the Hilton the day before yesterday, and it was nice to see it looking so green and vibrant. It has clearly benefited considerably from all the sun and rain. Last year there were various areas fenced off, and although it was unclear what for, it was clear that something was being planned. Today I walked past one of those areas and it was full of wild flowers, with a laminated page of A4 attached to the fence to say that it was designed to attract butterflies. There were very few butterflies or bees around today, but the display of wild flowers was beautiful.
Apart from the verdant effusion, which was lovely, there were lots of people using the green to sunbathe or to watch their children play. Around Globe Pond, various ducks, geese and coots, all with their young in tow, were foraging for leftovers provided by the numerous people who had been feeding them bread.