An FSP member and dog walker has taken up the role of Hedgehog Guardian after discovering there is a growing population of ‘hogs’ inhabiting Shrewsbury Park. This is her initial idea that we hope to support and put in place – with your help.
Michelle says: “This hot and arid weather is a real problem for them. They can’t dig for food because the ground’s too hard, and of course, water is in scarce supply. One of the key things I was thinking about was putting ‘water stations’ (i.e.pet water bowls) in strategic locations in the park. If we can get people on board with helping to keep them regularly topped up with fresh water, then this would be fantastic. I’m happy to do this when I go out with my dogs of a morning, but if we can maybe get some ‘hedgehog champions’ on board, then that’d be great.”
Those of you who came on the May Bat Walk will know firsthand that hedgehogs are about in the night – we met one who simply froze when spotted in torchlights until we crept back to the path and let it get on with foraging for dinner.
Keep your eyes open and report any sightings. There will be a Hedgehog Stall at the Summer Festival to learn more about their habits and how to get involved in their welfare.
Meet at the Garland Road gate
Join our walk led by Stuart Banks, resident RSPB member, for an hour or two discovering what’s going on during the busy nesting season.
Continue reading Spring Bird Walk 29 April at 9am
Below you’ll see the events planned, so far, and we hope they whet your appetite to get outdoors in the Park!
Continue reading 2017 EVENTS
Spring has sprung and so have loads of brambles around the Park! Meet on the Dothill path near the nature reserve entrance gate…
Continue reading Clean up Day – Sunday 5 March at 1pm
The winter we may like to imagine…
Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR
Thank you very much to everyone who turned out for bulb planting. The weather was kind and we managed to find homes for all 1000 crocuses and 1000 native daffodils. After scientifically considering the light, drainage, views – and if we could manage to get a trowel or spade into the ground – we planted in several areas which will be revealed this spring.
Continue reading Thank you, Team!
Get off that computer and get outside!
There are 2000 free bulbs to plant in our lovely Park, come and join in for an hour or two.
We will meet at 2pm in the middle of the woods by the large fallen oak tree. Hope to see you there!
The Management Committee
The weather looks reasonable for Saturday so you have another chance to buy these beautiful calendars in the open air. Still only £5 each, in aid of the drinking fountain fund.
This week you will find the calendar table at the top end of Dothill Road where it opens out onto the slope to Rowton Road. And please note the hours are 10am to 2pm.
See you there unless it’s pouring with rain.
Come and get your fabulous Shrewsbury Park calendars – treat yourself and stock up for Christmas presents! All profits go to the drinking fountain fund.
There will be a table staffed by smiley committee members by the notice board next to the Plum Lane carpark starting at 8.30 am. So bring your cash along with your dogs and be first in line!
If it’s raining we will reschedule, so watch this space…
You are invited to our AGM to be held in Shrewsbury House. If you have recently joined this is an excellent chance to find out what the Friends do and how you can be active.
- The meeting will include Chair’s report of FSP activities followed by election of Management Committee members and issues raised by members.
- Featured talk will be by Dai Jones, Manager of Woodlands Farm.
- The new 2017 calendar will be on sale at £5, proceeds going to the drinking fountain fund.
See you there!