We were very fortunate to have some help from students of Havering Sixth Form College in clearing litter and debris left behind by people who had been taking advantage of the snowy conditions recently. As well as the usual bits of plastic 'for sale' signs there were the remains of various plastic box lids, some of which were quite hard and almost like pieces of glass. The pictures show some of the 'rubbish' collected during the morning. This 'event' was organised by
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Buried drainage pipes in channel, some broken
Large pieces of stonework, also buried in channel
Stan gets all excited over his new set of wheels !
And finally, water flows into the pond - success!
Well, we really excelled ourselves this time. We got the muddiest ever! We cleared the channel down from Queen Anne's Well to the pond in Nursery Wood. Great fun and lots of getting stuck in the mud. The ground downhill from the well was really waterlogged and this channel should help with the drainage. We found a few old bits of pottery land drain and a pair of very large wheels, with tyres, which looked like part of a farm trailer.
We've checked since, and with all the rain, the channel is doing its job.
Posted by Bill at Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
The following birds have been spotted recently in the park:
Firecrest M & F
Redwings - 170+
Sparrowhawk (frightened the redwings)
Magpies - 42
Song Thrush - 3
Long Tailed Tits
Nuthatch - 2
Wren - several
this is just an example of the bird life in Bedfords Park
Posted by Bill at Tuesday, February 02, 2010