Birds of Conservation Concern Red List

According to the RSPB, there are 67 species of British birds now on the Birds of Conservation Concern Red List, more than ever before. The Red List are those birds that need urgent conservation action if their falling populations are to survive our environmental emergency.

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Diane Wheeler has sent us beautiful pictures of the park in yesterday’s early morning frost.

Thank you, Diane.

Benefits of access to nature

We know that a walk in the countryside is good for us. Physical activity in the fresh air, be it walking, running or conservation work, has been shown to improve our well-being; it can even be an aid in the treatment of mental illness. Some analysis suggests that such physical activity outdoors can reduce the physiological symptoms of stress.

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Message from Alison – January 17, 2020 at 6:36pm
“Just to say what a great website! Bang up to date even though it is the middle of winter – with bullfinch sightings and sounds one might hear in January etc. My Mum is in a home in Trowbridge and I’ll be visiting her from Yorkshire soon so I’ve been looking around local websites for places we might go. So many give the message that yes you might like to visit but not now, wait until spring! – but not yours. Well done somebody!”

The benefit of floods

We are too inclined to view floods negatively. We assess them in terms of the disruption they cause or the financial cost of repairing the damage they do to our property. But in natural ecosystems, such as our park, floods play an important role in maintaining biodiversity.

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