Monkey Mappa Mundi

Agent Jeff is indefatigable! He’s still exploring – very thoroughly – his home ground of Hereford, and doing very well indeed. Here’s an overview of his Hereford findings (and the five in Malvern too, catalogue WR – you can see them here).

HR wider TODAY

The HR catalogue is now up to 30, and as you can see 22 of those are in Hereford town. Jeff’s initial hunting took place mostly around the east north of the town and has been extremely fruitful. Here’s the ‘north’ Hereford map:

HR North TODAY

And Jeff’s been exploring a bit further afield recently and this is how the ‘south’ Hereford map is looking:

HR South TODAY

So, let’s see what Jeff’s found. First up at Burghill Golf Club, to the north west of the town, this little baby.

HR23, Burghill Golf Club. Very cute.

HR23, Burghill Golf Club. Very cute.

And another contribution from a secret agent (Jeff seems to be quite good at attracting them!). This is to the west of Hereford, near Allensmore.

HR24, near Allensmore.

HR24, near Allensmore.

And one over to the east of the town in Withington.

HR25, Springfield Road, Withington.

HR25, Springfield Road, Withington.

I personally think this tree has been planted a bit too close to the pavement… can you imagine this in say 100 years time?

And now south of Hereford town, we have a duo. I love it when you see two monkeys together.

The first sighting.

The first sighting.

Yes, this is the sort of sight that gets the monkey hunters pulse racing… and enticing view of two tops of trees!

HR26 and HR27. "Matthew and son" as Jeff called them.

HR26 and HR27. “Matthew and son” as Jeff called them.

Another time when I’d have loved to have overheard the conversation, which must have gone something like this. ‘Oh I do like that monkey puzzle tree, shall we get another one?’

‘Good idea!’

H26, Bradbury Close, Hereford - Matthew....

H26, Bradbury Close, Hereford – Matthew….

HR27.... and son.

…. and son. HR27.

Next a larger tree in town.

HR28, Mill Street, Hereford.

HR28, Mill Street, Hereford.

A lovely tree. Jeff had a ‘flat battery in camera’ situation for these finds, so had to resort to his phone, so a less than usual quality photograph.

And next a bit of a difficult one to hunt – this is in a back garden, and they can be tricky to catch without trespassing….

HR29, Gorsty Lane, Hereford.

HR29, Gorsty Lane, Hereford.

HR29, from the other side.

HR29, from the other side.

And finally, just along the road from this one, on the corner of Gorsty Lane and Nimrod Drive (yes, Elgar was born in nearby Worcester).

HR30.

HR30.

So, it turns out Hereford is a real hotbed for monkeys…. coming up we have our first YO monkey, near York, and some explorations of Clitheroe in Lancashire. Thanks to everyone who has so enthusiastically contributed monkeys.

 

 

 

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