Christmas greetings . . .
. . . to all our followers and to all the people who visit our park; thank you for your care and support.
We will be taking a couple of days off now but will be back and posting on the 27th.
The picture is by DKG.
Treat your garden birds with a Christmas bird table. Here are some suggestions:Continue reading “Christmas bird table”
On a brisk Wednesday morning, FoSCP hacked its way through the woods in Kestrel Field, cleared the path between the trees and then settled down to mince pies and brandy butter. Yummy!
Christmas crackers spill plastic trinkets onto your Christmas table every year. Nobody keeps them; who even remembers what fell out of their Christmas cracker last year?
It all ends up in landfill with the paper hats. The hats will biodegrade in a matter of weeks but nobody knows how long the cheap petrochemical-derived plastic dinosaurs and whistles will remain in the ground. The best estimates of the time it will take such plastics to biodegrade are anywhere between 5,000 years and never.
Here is Friends of the Earth’s thought provoking video about Christmas crackers.
It’s nearly Christmas and we have scoured the internet for last minute doggy ideas . . .. . . and here are some of the best.
What would Christmas be without mistletoe? There is only one species of mistletoe native to Britain, Viscum album, but there is none growing in the park. We would love to see it established here but we are not sure how we would go about it.Continue reading “Mistletoe”
Many of the evergreen plants in the park have traditionally been used in the celebration of winter festivals.Continue reading “Winter festivals”