Saturday was a simply gorgeous day, sunny and warm. Dennis and I went for a ride to another nature park in Lelystad, not the huge Oostvaardersplassen I’ve mentioned before here; although this one was still pretty big, and we saw lots of animals!
While it’s not a huge open-plains type nature reserve (there are fences and enclosures to keep the animals in) it is still big enough to wander around for a couple of hours and the animals have very large enclosures. The first thing you see when you arrive is this “bug palace”, the playground area (with a flying fox!) and the information centre and restaurant:
There were lots of frogs making a LOT of noise in the pond, we even saw a couple:
These two (below) came up out of the pond and proceeded to have a lovely dust bath in the sun!
We could see a herd of deer on the other side of a lake, but they were a bit far away for good photos:
He’d been for a dip in the pond, and was having a good old scratch against the tree! Again, completely unconcerned by how close we were;
A bit further on we came across some more wild boar, with piglets!
They were so cute! Look at this one also scratching his head on a rock:
And the one in the middle here looking at the camera!
Er, and the one trying to hump another in the background…
The restaurant has a deck overlooking the lake, would be just lovely to sit and have a drink there, we are definitely planning to come back and do so!