Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens – Part 1

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We made our first trip of the season to Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens yesterday. We usually do not go until late June when the lotuses are blooming….but we both wanted a short activity for the morning that involved photography. Kenilworth was a good choice.

The sweet bay magnolias that have been planted within the gardens over the past few years were blooming. They are not a large as the southern magnolias – their smaller proportions a quite appealing along paths of places like Kenilworth.

There were three types of flags in bloom at the edges of the ponds: 2 native – Iris prismatica (the slender blue flag iris)

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And the Iris versicolor (the larger blue iris), and

One invasive Iris pseudacorus (the yellow flag iris).

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The water lilies – white and pink – were the most numerous flowers of the day.

Tomorrow I’ll post about the animals we saw.