A long tailed tit photographed last year in the park by DKG.Continue reading
There are three kinds of pigment in a usually green leaf: carotenes which are yellow, red and pink anthocyanins, and chlorophyll, which is the green that masks the other colours until autumn.
Nursery web spider
A nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) photographed in the park by DKG on a dewy morning.Continue reading
Chiffchaff or willow warbler?
DKG has sent in beautiful pictures of a tiny green-brown warbler; does anybody know if it is a chaffchaff or a willow warbler? Neither is a rarity and both are known to nest in the park but we really have trouble telling them apart.Continue reading
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.
A grey squirrel, photographed by DKG, leaving the picnic area through the fence. Perhaps he has been burying acorns there, for a winter picnic of his own.Continue reading
Long-tailed tits, Aegithalos caudatus, form small, excitable flocks at this time of year of up to twenty individuals.Continue reading “Long tailed tit”
The FoSCP met up on Wednesday in the car park at 09:30 for the day’s tasks with Countryside Officer Alison. A dry start made a change and thankfully this was how it remained for the morning, although a shower or two had been forecast.Continue reading “Another Wednesday Workparty”
Nursery web spider
A nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) photographed in the park by DKG on a dewy Sunday morning.Continue reading
Another species named in the Injurious Weeds Act of 1959: the tall and beautiful spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare). Here is a gallery of pictures of spear thistles taken in the park by DKG.Click here for a gallery of pctures
A beautiful demoiselle (Calopterix virgo), photographed in the park this summer by DKG.Continue reading
Schools break up for the summer holidays and so does the weather. Weeks of previous fine dry weather have greeted us for the past Wednesdays and Tuesdays and now unsettled weather and rain are forecast, exactly like it was going to be for Tuesday’s work party.Continue reading “A wet work party”
And the underwings of a common blue that DKG found this morning in Lambrok Meadow.
A willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) seen and photographed by DKG yesterday morning.Continue reading
” Took these early this morning whilst the butterflies were still resting. A Gatekeeper and one other which may be a Meadow Brown or may not. There were so many of them in The Triangle near the picnic area.”Continue reading “Mail from DKG”
The FoSCP met in the car park on what was a damp start to tackle more tasks in the park but at least the rain had stopped. Richard from the Countryside Team suggested the day’s work.Continue reading “Work party report”