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Mute Swan and Canada Geese
on the central lake.
[13th May 2004]
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A pony grazing at the Spikes.
[12 Jan 2011]
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View towards Oakenshaw Grange
as it was in 2001.
[22nd May 2001]
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A freight engine on the track on the
Crofton side of the nature park.
[11th July 2002]
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Anglers' Lake 2002.
This lake, towards the main railway line,
is used by Walton Angling Club.
[11th July 2002]
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Late Autumn, a gathering of gulls on the central lake.
[30th November 2005]
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A Robin's Pincushion on a wild rose bush. Click the image to find out more about this.
[15 June 2011]
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As 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]
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Mute swans in the park's central lake.
[12th May 2005]
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Cowslip. The nature park is home to wide variety of wild plants.
© John S. Sargent.
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Bulrush (Typha latifolia). View across the Anglers Lake towards Woodyard Cottages.
[11 Oct 2010]
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Red-tailed Bumble Bees (Bombus lapidarius) on Common Knapweed .
[09 Jul 2011]
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The 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]
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Amongst the silver birch trees, the 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]
Walton Colliery Nature Park Gallery

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Walton Colliery

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