Attenborough Nature Reserve

Goat Willow
A very nice place to visit, and I don’t go there often enough. Aside from the bird life – including some marvellous grey herons and this curious-looking red-crested pochard – it was amazing how the goat willows were flowering a snow storm. They created a very fae scene, with bits of fluff filling the air, and gathering along the edge of paths and around the banks.

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Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Looks like a lovely. May have to drive over sometime. Have you visited Watermead Country Park on the edge of Leicester before?

  2. It’s definitely worth it, especially early or late on – away from the crowds.

    I’ve not actually, no. Off to google it now!