Bluebells

Simon Knight has sent us pictures of bluebells and says that this weekend, they will be at their best. Come and see.

A gallery of squirrels

We know they are an invasive alien species that inflicts terrible damage on our trees every year – but they are also much loved, long term park residents.

Header picture by Simon Knight

Our blackthorn blossom has been beautiful this year.

pictures by Suzanne Humphries

Mail and photographs from Chris Seymour:

Good afternoon, just wanted to share my photos with you of my frosty walk around the park this morning. Stopping at my favourite spot by the pond 🙂

Kind regards

Beautiful photographs; thank you, Chris.

Snowy morning

by Simon Knight

It was lovely to see the covering of snow on Sunday morning. It never fails to bring back those childhood memories of excited anticipation about getting out outside and playing in it, but maybe that’s just me! I got over to the park at around 8:30am, and although the light was dull, it was lovely to see the park covered in a blanket of white. 

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Snow in the park

by Chris Seymour and Ossie Jones

Header picture by Chris Seymour

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.

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