Roses in the rain.

The roses in SCP’s car park are flowering in the rain.

Our fields are beautiful at the moment: full of yellow buttercups.

A gallery of pictures from DKG.

Our brilliant resident photographer is back. Here is a gallery of pictures he took this week down among the park’s lush greenery.

Header picture: Buttercups in the Race and Sheep Field, by DKG.

Red campion (Silene dioica)

The park’s red campion grows up through tall vegetation at the edges of the fields and beneath the hedges. If you find it, take photographs and send them to us, please.

Dawn in the park.

A beautiful photograph taken yesterday morning by Chris Jordan Seymour.

If you have pictures of the park, particularly quarantine pictures, send them in and we will post them in a gallery.

A gallery of blue tits.

A blue tit feeding in an oak tree, photographed last March by DKG

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

Thank you, Diane.

The whole thing

 “It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for – the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars.”   David Attenborough

Our park doesn’t have snow leopards or white rhinos. Our rarities are small and fragile: water voles, pondweeds, dragonflies zipping past so suddenly they make you jump, a visiting marsh tit, a linnet singing in the trees, little bottom-feeding fish. Then there are the hundreds of flowering plants, thousands of invertebrates and probably tens of thousands of species of fungi hidden away where we can’t see them.

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Sunset Gallery

Yesterday the sun broke through the mist just in time for sunset.

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