Thursday, 16 July 2009


Today I paid a rare visit to Brickfield or Brickfields Pond nature reserve. Time did not permit a long visit but enough to serve as a reminder of what a splendid place "The Brickie" is at this time of year. The pictures above were taken today; the one at the top shows the Ffordd Derwen entrance (there is another entrance in Cefndy Road).

The pictures in the centre are (left) a view from the east side of the pond and (right) a shot of Baggy’s Bench in memory of the county council's Countryside Services worker Peter Bagnall.

The family of swans were not the only water fowl to be seen; it was all very pleasant. If there is a town park anywhere around here to beat this I would be very surprised.