Just as July, the weather at Wallington in August continued to be changeable, with periods of heavy rain and sunny spells! Work in the Walled Garden, work around the grounds and the planned events had to cope with our summer weather. The last two months here at Wallington had seen a wide variety of events and activities aimed at the younger generation. With the School holidays rapidly coming to an end, the estate moves into the last quarter of 2011.
House entrance in the early morning sun - 17/08/2011
By Conservation Officer Kevin O'Hara
I can be a lucky swine at times, often having the knack of being in the right place at just the right time, but I suppose if you live in a "field", as I have for most of my life, then you narrow your chances down.
I've witnessed the exact moment when "cock robin" was snatched in mid-song by an aerial assassin, seen the precise emergence of an emperor dragonfly, and much, much more. I have been very fortunate to the extent that I become a little blasé at times, and unsurprised at some of my escapades.