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Click to enlarge2004
Mute Swan and Canada Geese on the central* lake (* for want of a better name).
[13th May 2004]
Click to enlargeA pony grazing at the Spikes.
[12 Jan 2011]
Click to enlargeView towards Oakenshaw Grange as it was in 2001.
[22nd May 2001]
Click to enlargeA freight engine on the track on the Crofton side of the nature park.
[11th July 2002]
Click to enlarge Anglers' Lake 2002.
This lake, towards the main railway line, is used by Walton Angling Club. (Licences are available from Walton Post Office.)
[11th July 2002]
Click to enlargeLate Autumn gathering of gulls on the central lake.
[30th November 2005]
Click to enlargeThe Fly Agaric toadstool (or mushroom) L. Amanita muscaria. This is a very colourful fungus. It is native to conifer and deciduous woodlands throughout the country.
The fly agaric is very poisonous. It can cause hallucinations, violent stomach upsets, uncontrollable muscle spasms and could even kill you. See the next picture.
[04 Oct 2010]
Click to enlargeThe Fly Agaric toadstool (or mushroom) L. Amanita muscaria.
The cap changes from globose to hemispherical, and finally to plate-like and flat in mature specimens. Fully grown, the bright red cap is usually around 8–20 cm (3–8 in) in diameter, although larger specimens have been found. The red colour may fade after rain and as the plant gets older. See previous picture.
[04 Oct 2010]
Click to enlargeMute swans in the park's central lake.
[12th May 2005]
Click to enlargeCowslip. The nature park is home to wide variety of wild plants.
© John S. Sargent.

Click to enlargeBulrush (Typha latifolia). View across the Anglers Lake towards Woodyard Cottages.
[11 Oct 2010]
Click to enlargeRed-tailed Bumble Bees (Bombus lapidarius) on Common Knapweed .
[09 Jul 2011]
Click to enlargeA Robin's Pincushion on a wild rose bush. Click the image to find out more about this.
[15 June 2011]
Click to enlargeAs the year progresses, the Robin's Pincushion (Bedeguar gall) appears to die, but there is still life inside. the grubs of the gall wasp overwinter inside the gall and emerge in the spring.
[03 Oct 2011]
Walton Colliery Nature Park Gallery

Friends of
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on the
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Wakefield MDC

a song by
Alison (Ali) Bullivent
Walton Colliery
Butterflies by Alison Bullivent

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