• Newsletter February 2018

    Just as winter is at its dreariest the wildflowers are starting to pop up. Snowdrops and celandines have been in flower for several weeks, and in sheltered spots keep an eye out for dog’s mercury and primrose. Coltsfoot and sweet … Continue reading

  • Newsletter January 2018

    With the shortest day thankfully behind us, spring isn’t far away. Spring is signalled in the form of birdsong. The usual communication calls of birds are joined by the songs of territorial birds claiming their space and advertising for mates. … Continue reading

  • Newsletter December 2017

    Stover’s autumnal gold’s and red’s, which have been spectacular this year, are finally fading and falling now that winter has descended. The woodland birds will now have fewer daylight hours in which to feed. Normally many insects have gone into … Continue reading

  • Felling Operation

    Felling Operation Starting from the 25th January a felling operation will take place within the Park. A sections of the Park will be closed and access restricted for safety. The document below details the problem, solution and the timescales with any … Continue reading

  • Newsletter November 2017

    November is the month when old man’s beard covers the trees and hedgerows. Late-flowering ivy, scabious and michaelmas daisy provides nectar for many insects before they hibernate for the winter. During October the weather stayed unseasonably warm with butterflies still … Continue reading

  • Newsletter October 2017

    October is the month when the trees are in their full autumn colours. With the shorter days and less powerful sun, the trees are no longer running efficiently and are reabsorbing the green chemical chlorophyll, leaving the brown, russet and … Continue reading

  • Newsletter August 2017

    The quiet month of August, with the bird song all but over, heralds the start of the bird migration. Stover’s migrants will start to put on weight in the next few weeks in preparation for their long journey south. They … Continue reading

  • Newsletter July 2017

    The longest day is now behind us and summer is in full swing ! On the heath the heather will soon start to flower along with heath speedwell and eyebright. A characteristic sound of the heath in mid-summer is the … Continue reading