Message and video from Simon Henstock.Continue reading
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 🙂
Beautiful photographs; thank you, Chris.
by Simon Knight
I was looking for fungi recently in the park, but because it’s now getting late in the fungi season, I wasn’t finding anything that interesting. I was about to head home when the moss on a nearby oak tree caught my attention.Continue reading “Mycena pseudocorticola”
by Simon Knight
I was surprised to see these two critters, given that insect life in the park has gone quiet now compared to the summer.Continue reading
There are jellybabies in the park!
Words and pictures by Simon KnightContinue reading
Another tiny creature!
Simon Knight has sent us a beautiful picture of one of the park’s tiny creatures in the wet grass.Continue reading
Message from Jude Summers
“I have photos of badgers eating below my bird feeding station which is on the edge of Southwick Country Park, by Lambrok stream. I thought people may like to see them. They’re not great quality but still nice. Cheers.“
Thanks Jude; brilliant picture!
Simon Knight has sent us video taken in the park, of a Roesel’s bush cricket.Continue reading “Roesel’s bush cricket”
A nest of peacock butterfly caterpillars found in the park by Isabelle Newblé, aged 9, and photographed by her mother, Julie. Well done both of you!
A message and pictures from Julie, regular park-user:
Saw these little mini molehill type structures on the path next to the pond. Under the ones already disturbed there is a little hole. It’s possibly ants or something but thought I’d send them in anyway. Do you know what made them?Read on to solve the mystery
Just for luck.
A picture from seven year old Amelia Newblé of the four-leafed clover she found in the park. Thank you Amelia.
Please do send us pictures of the flora and fauna you come across in the park, particularly if you don’t know what it is. We are happy to help with identification. To encourage you, here is our Messenger conversation with Julie about the caterpillars she found and photographed.Continue reading “Messages about moths”
by Julie Newblé
I thought I’d send in some pictures of early spring in the Country Park for those who can no longer go there.
Thought you’d like these photos of a juvenile squirrel discovered in the park yesterday. I think it was probably ground feeding as there were no signs of injury and he scampered up the nearest tree after a brief look around! Lovely little chap 😊
Pictures by Simon Handley
Beautiful images of a meadow brown taken in the park last night, at the end of the year’s longest day, by Chris Seymour.
Elena Aschiopoaiei has emailed her pictures of rain-soaked larch cones in the park.Continue reading