World War II

Botanic Garden




Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who wrote about the Botanic Garden following World War II.

Alan wrote:


"I recollect that just after World War II, the birds in the Botanics had become very tame on account of elderly men beyond conscription age feeding them daily.

My father taught me how to entice a variety of birds such as blue tits, coal tits, great tits, chaffinches and robins onto my hand by sitting very still with crumbs of bread and cheese on the outstretched palm.

No-one seems to do this any longer, although people do feed the squirrels by hand."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  May 26, 2011


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