Today’s Tree Walk was a huge success! We had more than 20 people along to hear John Denton’s wise words. Although it rained a bit, it didn’t put us off learning about the amazing varieties in the park. We were introduced to different kinds of trees – Gmynosperms (naked seeds) and Angiosperms (enclosed seeds).
One young man took on the task of collecting a leaf from every tree we stopped to look at, and he ended up with a very full bag.
Starting in the car park we saw a Common Lime, a Box Elder, a Copper/Purple Beech we moved on to look at a Holly and a False Acacia – in all there were more than 20 trees identified.
“On the walk a lady (sorry I didn’t ask her name) asked me to identify a tree which was next to the car park behind the Lime Tree. At the time I hadn’t a clue but I’m now sure that it is a variety of “Flowering Ash”, properly called Manna Ash. “
This is a belated but heartfelt thank you to the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers and of 10th Royal Eltham Division and their noble leaders who contributed time and energy to regenerating a neglected patch of the park on Plum Lane across from Dallin Road.
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Sunday 1 September brought a refreshing sunny day and a crowd of dedicated yoga people together for the benefit of Greenpeace.
Priscila Diniz masterminded the day. She was supported by other yoga teachers leading the salutations including Cressida Senkus, also our FSP rep on the day. Good veggie wraps, Brazilian rhythms and Thai massage option added to the atmosphere. Thanks to Ron and Paul for getting the gazebos up and then down again, they are pros.
Camilla Berens and her crew shared their vital climate message and was very pleased to find the event raised just over £1000! Thank you everyone. If you would like to contribute click on http://justgiving.com/fundraising/yogathon3
The Yogathon returns to Shrewsbury Park for a third year, in aid of Greenpeace. You are invited to participate in the practice of 108 Sun Salutations beginning at 11am (10.15 am for registration). Participants should bring cash for your donation of £20. Greenpeace volunteers will explain the use of this money in their aims and work crucial to our environment.
There will be delicious vegan food and Thai massage available to keep you going as well! And a kids’ Eco Hero fancy dress competition!
The Summer Festival was a terrific success, judging by all the smiling faces. The day was full of summertime music, tasty food, hands-on workshops, creative craftspeople and info stalls from bees to Greenpeace. And Canine Capers presented by the Dog Society GB!
I would like to give grateful thanks to the Management Committee who pulled together like no other group has pulled before; Ron Senkus, Iris White, Sonja O’Sullivan, Sandra Bauer, Paul Buckley and Alan Deacon.
A core of super volunteers also helped make it happen and then returned the Park to it’s pristine appearance at the end of the day.
And thank you to everyone who delivered leaflets, baked a cake, set up a gazebo or shifted tables – or simply turned up to share Shrewsbury Park together with the neighbourhood. Continue reading Lark in the Park LIVE!→
The Sunday afternoon foraging walk with Kevin Godby delivered! The plants, the warm sunshine, the good humoured ramblers and our amiable and knowledgeable guide came together – and a good time was had by all. By now some of you know Kevin brings along experimental tidbits from his foraging using the local plants and he didn’t disappoint!
There may be another walk in the autumn, depending on how dry the summer is – or isn’t. Watch this space!
And thank you to Angela and Sandra for the photos…
If you have been with us for more than a year, you’ll be aware that we run an annual photography competition for our members to find great images which appear in our calendar. Winners receive a copy of the calendar – and the glory of having their picture and name in print!
This year, we have had so much varied weather that we’re sure you have some super shots that you’ve captured in the park – so why not enter them? You must be a member and you can enter a maximum of 3 photographs.
Deadline for Entries
Entries will be judged at our Festival on Sunday 21 July – entries should be emailed to us along with your name!
Image quality & captioning
All photos entered need to be of good quality (typically at least 2mb in size). We’re printing it in square format so do make sure it will resize successfully.
Don’t forget a catchy caption to go with it!
Send the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by our deadline of midnight on 28 June 2019.
The Cubs, their parents and their leaders made our Great British Clean Up Day a fun event providing 18 volunteers for two hours gathering (mostly) rubbish and litter along the Dothill pathway. And a big THANK YOU to the three(!) FSP volunteers who turned out.
We had some serious environmental chats with the Cubs who certainly know their way around recycling! Check out the Beavers’ posters still displayed around the Park.
Local enthusiastic amateur, JohnDenton, will lead us on a walk through the park – introducing you to local flora and fauna, you’ll learn more than you ever dreamt of about the trees in the park, how they’ve survived and thrived, how old they are and much more!
Sunday 28 April at 2pm
Meeting point : Notice Board by the car park. Binoculars and magnifying glass would be handy. Sturdy footwear would be an advantage.
Formed in 2006, the Friends of Shrewsbury Park encourage the use of Shrewsbury Park and support the development of facilities for recreation, education and amenities for local people and to encourage a sense of community around the park.