Monday, June 17, 2019

Adair Walk - Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton

Yesterday was Father's Day here in the UK and I asked my husband what he would like to do and he chose a visit to the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton.  We last went in 1999, so 20 years ago!

What's this to do with nature I hear you cry.. well beyond the hangers they now have the Adair Walk which is a beautiful walk along a raised boardwalk to the River Waveney.  On their website the description says :-
Winding through a Willow plantation, it stretches for around 350 yards (320 metres) long and is of wheel-chair width, with passing points; there is a seat on the staging overlooking the river bank.  The first section of the walk is edged with trees planted on behalf of visitors and members in memory of their loved ones and, when in season, varieties of wild plants, butterflies, dragon/damselflies, etc., can be viewed.
It didn't disappoint.. it was lovely and every so often along the walk there were oval signs giving information.  A Kestrel flew overhead and  I managed a quick snap but it's not very clear.  The bird song was wonderful and there were several bees and butterflies.  Then we got to the staging at the end that overlooked the river... it was lovely.  We started noticing lots of damselflies flitting about and resting on the reeds so I got some lovely photos. Then some Common Darters appeared and kept flying around and over our heads but they must have been camera shy because not one settled for me to take a photo.

It was so peaceful and we would loved to have stayed longer but dark clouds were approaching, so we thought we had better make our way back, as we didn't have our coats with us.. it had been such a warm and sunny morning when we arrived so we left them in the car.  No sooner had we reached the car then the heavens opened.. so that was good timing on our part.

We would definitely like to go back, just to do that little walk again, but as it is 25 miles away from us, I'll look into other places we can visit on route.









Kestrel





The River Waveney

The River Waveney

Large Red Damselfly (male)

Common Blue Damselfly (male)

Banded Demoiselle Damselfly (male)

Banded Demoiselle Damselfly (female)









10 comments:

  1. Hello, lovely natures scenes. I love all the dragonflies, great captures. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks Eileen.. there was so much to see, it's a shame we couldn't stay longer. Have a lovely week yourself.

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  2. This looks like a lovely place, I like the information boards too, they're nicely done. Great photos of the dragonflies, they are beautiful aren't they!

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    1. It was Pam.. yes the information boards were great. Thank you, I do adore dragonflies and damsels.

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  3. Absolutely stunning your pictures. I love the River Waveney, beautiful. And the Dragonflies and signs.

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  4. It is very satisfactory that your husband can enjoy Father's Day in the way that he wished, yet you still got indulge your passion for nature. And it looks like an area worthy of a visit regardless of any other considerations.

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    1. Yes it was a great day out for both of us. He enjoys nature too so he had the best of both worlds.

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  5. What a beautiful place, plenty of wildlife to see and enjoy. Love the information sign, wish more places would do this. I know were to come to ID Dragonflies , stunning photos.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda.. it was so lovely and peaceful. Yes I loved the info signs too. xx

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