I frequently notice red squirrels when we visit the Parc de la Tête d’Or. The squirrels are not afraid of humans and carry on foraging as runners pass by only a meter away.
A red squirrel eating a nut in the park in Lyon, France
We watched quietly this weekend as a man hand fed two red squirrels. Each squirrel approached slowly and carefully before standing upright and stretching out a small paw to take a small nut. Then a quick scurry back to safety before eating and repeating the rewarding routine.
Lyon’s largest park, Parc de la Tête d’Or, contains a set of beautiful greenhouses. These large glass houses contain plants needing a warmer, more controlled, environment than Lyon’s weather can offer.
Greenhouses in Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon
Underneath the glass, a banana tree seemed to thrive alongside numerous other tall trees reaching up towards the curving roof.
Looking up at a banana tree
Bunch of bananas hanging from the tree
Below is a short film of the greenhouse. As usual the footage was taken with my small point and shoot camera, and edited with iMovie. A High Definition edition is also available.