A seasonal robin from DKG to cheer us all up on an overcast December morning. Thanks DKG.

There is problem with our tech and there won’t be a post from the park today: we apologise.

There is a hardware problem which we hope is being fixed. In the meantime, while we are learning to operate a WordPress site from a smartphone, here is a gallery of pictures taken in the reserve by the late, great DKG.


Email from Clive: This plant has been slowly developing, it’s about a metre high now. My app says Wild Carrot but we all know it’s is not reliable so over to you. If you need more pics let me know.

Read on for our answer

We are having WiFi problems this morning and today’s post may be delayed. We apologise.


That could have been the longest official heatwave, with temperatures over 35°C, that the UK has ever recorded. As it breaks and the thunder rolls around the hills, here, just for the fun of it, is a link to a website where you can watch the storms as they happen.


Message from Becky Lou: Someone’s little Piglet found at the park today, he hung on but no one returned so he’s being looked after… Get in touch if he’s yours.

We apologise to the Village Green Vandals. After a closer examination, we are beginning to think that the goat willow trees in Sleepers Field were actually stripped of their bark by squirrels.


The police have received reports of criminal behaviour in the park and PCSO Mat Till has asked us to post his contact details:

Matthew Till PCSO 6337
Community Policing Team 1 Trowbridge
T: 101 ext 36337   M: 07471029309

He also recommends that if you see criminal behaviour, you should call 101 in a non-emergency or 999 in an emergency.

There are traffic cones across the entrance to the main car park. Neither the Friends nor their Countryside Officer know who put them there or if they mean that the park is closed. We are making enquiries and will keep you informed. In the meantime, let’s assume that the park is closed.


The public consultation on planning application 20/00379/OUT has been extended until Friday March 13th.

2019 review – part 3

Just two new species of birds were seen in the park this year:

Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) seen by Dave Galliers on 03/05/19

and Coot (Fulica atra) seen by Ian Bushell on 31/3/19

Header picture: meadow pipit, taken in the park by DKG

This morning, somebody clicked a button and became our 800th follower. Welcome, whoever you are!

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