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Birds ‘n’ fish ‘n’ flowers ‘n’ trees

There’s so much wildlife to see around Ilfracombe, North Devon.

At the moment the foxgloves are just coming into flower up Hillsborough . . .

Foxgloves in flower at Hillsborough, Ilfracombe, North Devon

While conkers are already forming on the horse chestnut trees near the swimming pool . . .

Horse chestnut trees in Ilfracombe, North Devon

While nearby a starling hopped around on the grass . . .

Starling in Ilfracombe, North Devon
Starling in Ilfracombe, North Devon

Over at Bicclescombe Park, a collection of goldfish and other fish have mysteriously appeared in the boating lake. From what I have been told they are not supposed to be there and may be someone’s unwanted fish from a pond . . .

Fish in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
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Hoping the foxgloves will last this year in North Devon

Wild foxgloves are just coming into flower this year up Hillsborough in Ilfracombe . . .

. . . but the paths are also starting to become overgrown.

Last year, the foxgloves and blackberries were cut down savagely before they had finished flowering. I do hope that North Devon Council, their contractors or whoever is responsible for tending this area can apply some common sense this year by trimming long grass and weeds without butchering all the flowers. Surely, landscape professionals should be able to exhibit expertise in this area. Isn’t that what they’re paid for?

Otherwise, locals, dog-walkers, walkers and visitors won’t be able to enjoy the marvellous natural beauty at its best.

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