Swans feeding

Swans feeding

A pair of swans feeding by a reed bed on the Birmingham canal in Deepfields. The traffic on the bridge carrying the Black Country Route was rumbling nearby.

Lichen: West Park erratic

Lichen: West Park erratic

This huge rock was brought to Wolverhampton from north Wales by glaciers during the Ice Age. It was discovered in Oak Street, and put up in West Park in 1881. The face pointing into the prevailing wind and rain is now covered in lichen.

Cedar bough

Cedar bough

The gales in February brought down a lot of branches. This is the bough of some kind of exotic cedar, which had landed resting on a wall, conveniently at eye level.