Saturday, 23 January 2010

Some good news : )

The swan is back. The swan, which was scared away when we had the very cold weather by people throwing snowballs at it, is back again. It is thought that it went to Raphael Park, or possibly to a private trout fishery Doddinghurst way. We had a report from the owner of the fishery that a lone swan appeared about the time the one in Bedfords left. The fishery owner treported that it left again around the time it arrived back at Bedfords. When we get confirmation on this the blog will be updated. Watch this space ! Many thanks to the fishery owner for feeding it during the cold spell.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

February 2010 work day

Our next work day is on Sunday 14th Feb (Valentines Day). Look forward to seeing you there. Let's hope the weather is ok this time.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Morons in the park !

Not only has someone damaged a bird table and thrown snowballs at the cameras outside the visitors' centre but some idiot/s have broken some of the memorial trees by the pond and thrown them on the ice ! Why ?

Friday, 8 January 2010

January 10th Work Day

Due to the weather forecast, and the condition of the park at present it is doubtful if we will hold our usual work day on the 10th. Some of us may meet up at the visitors' centre for a bit of a chat, and possibly a walk around the park. All this is weather dependant.

Sunday 13th December work day update

Frog from from stream leading into the 'cow pond'.

It was all too much for some !!

Whilst others just carried on.

And some just messed around trying to frighten the children!

Apologies for the lateness of this information. I blame Christmas ! Again a very productive day in, and around, the damselfly pond. More reed mace was removed. Some of the reeds were transplanted into the 'cow pond' to provide more habitat for wildlife. A litter pick was also carried out around the cow pond and several bags of rubbish were removed. This time some of our party ventured into the bushes to remove rubbish left by so called fishermen. We also dug out the 'stream' leading into the cow pond where we found several frogs and one toad. All were safely relocated.