Oak factoid

There are 2,300 species associated with oak, 320 of which are found only on oaks. Here is a gallery of wildlife photographed in the park’s oaks.

Header picture: Oak Bridge by DKG

Camouflage

Some of our residents are really quite hard to see. Here are some of DKG’s pictures of the well-camouflaged.

Header picture: public domain.

Fact of the week

A robin’s lifespan is just 13 months on average due to high mortality among robins in their first year. However, once they’ve passed that first year barrier, they stand a much better chance of surviving for quite a while – the record currently stands at 19 years!

All pictures taken in the park by DKG

DKG

We are saddened to announce the loss of DKG, our gifted in-house photographer; David Keith Galliers died peacefully at home after a short illness.

We will miss his dry sense of humour, his kindness and his hard-working enthusiasm for the park, which he recorded for us in all its seasons and moods. His obsession with early morning light has left us some truly unforgettable images.

Our heartfelt condolences go to his family.

Frosty Morning

Some of DKG’s gorgeous pictures of frosty mornings in the park.

Floodwater

Chris Seymour sent in pictures of the flooded Lambrok tributary, yesterday,

Thanks, Chris.

The Blackthorn Tunnel and the footpath at the top of the hill, both carpeted with leaves.

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.

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