Garden of Memories and Reflection
Poole Park’s ‘Garden of Memories and Reflection’ (formerly ‘Rose Garden’) is now a riot of colours: a floral tapestry of reds, pinks, yellows, oranges, creams and whites. A variety of flowers proudly display their elegant petals to the passersby who wander in, many stopping to take a few photos and also to smell the roses. Other people sit awhile on one of several benches, taking in the beautiful garden.
In a secluded part of the Park, close to a lake, a heartwarming sight unfolds. Families of goslings, with fuzzy yellow feathers and tiny webbed feet, have ventured out into the world, protected by the watchful eyes of their parent geese. Get too close and they will certainly hiss at you!
Fluffy and endearing, their cuteness has drawn the attention of many of Poole Park’s visitors, including me. Soon, they will turn into young geese, ready to face the world with their newfound independence.
The Fox of Poole Park
Poole Park’s resident fox makes an appearance every evening, scouting around for easy pickings. Of course, there may be more than one fox, but I’ve seen the same one several times now.
The fox is pretty tame and not too worried about people and I’ve seen someone feeding him/her with lumps of meat. Every so often the fox goes on the prowl and attempts to chase after some of the birds, but they soon gang up on the fox and it leaves.