All posts by Kris Inglis

Quiz Night returns!

We are free to quiz again!                                       Friday 17 June – Come at 7 pm for prompt 7.30 start.

  • Renowned Quiz Masters Dee and Geoff officiating
  • Bring your own nibbles
  • Open house bar
  • Teams of up to 6 people, £6.50 each

Join in with the FSP Fundraising Quiz held in Shrewsbury House, Bushmoor Crescent SE18 3EG. The bar will be open at 7pm and the raffle prizes on sale.

Book on Eventbrite                          https://tinyurl.com/bdens25e

Or contact werfsp@gmail.com with any questions

A waiting list will be created to be reconciled on the day

 

Bats are about!

It was a still and warm April evening… The bat walk was about to begin. Les Clark had kindly agreed to lead the walk along a revised route that proved to reveal even more bats than usual.

The weather was ideal for tempting out the insects –  and the bats were ready for a feast.

BORROW A BAT DETECTOR

If you fancy doing your own bat walk in the park or your back garden remember that we have some FSP detectors to borrow for a week at a time.  Go to BATS page under FLORA AND FAUNA in the menu and scroll to the end of the page for details and form.

 

BIRD WALK – Saturday 26 March, 8.30am start

Meet in Plum Lane carpark for the first walk of 2022!

Tim Rymer, an FSP member, will be leading us around the park to identify birds, their preferred habitats, behaviours and much more.

Check out the Bird page under Flora and Fauna on fspark.org.uk beforehand for a preview of which birds you may see. Wear sturdy shoes and warm clothing – binoculars are helpful too.

Dogs are not allowed on this walk which lasts approximately an hour.    The walk is free, but donations are welcome to FSP projects.

The route for this walk begins on paved paths but then goes off-road, not very suitable for wheels. A gentle, accessible walk may be planned for summer birdsong in May. TBC

Bus 244 stops by the fire station, short walk from the carpark entrance

Book on

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bird-walk-saturday-26-march-tickets-269885142727

Alternatively, drop a note at 189 Plum Lane to reserve your places.

 

This is a rain or shine walk

Investing in Spring 2022

Thank you, Team!

An energetic team of seven volunteers turned out on that glorious December 4th morning to plant 500 daffodil bulbs. We planted along the path from the carpark to where it opens onto the big field.  It was a pleasure to have so many new faces involved in this yearly effort

So sorry but I was unable to upload their smiling photo due to technical difficulties…will update when I can.

Keep your eyes open in February for the green shoots!

Thank you all – Kris, Chair

WHO LIVES IN THE PARK? #2 – Results from October hedgehog survey

Have a look at this latest link and see a native resident of Shrewsbury Park on one of its nocturnal rambles.

This October a small band of members assembled and set out hedgehog tunnels at three likely spots in the park, all next to wildlife water bowls. As a result of the tracks recorded we put the FSP nature camera trained on this hog house donated a few years ago by two members. This is just one of videos that resulted. Lots of other critters use the water bowls and forage nearby.

Stay tuned for more videos every few weeks…

WHO LIVES IN THE PARK? #1

The FSP nature camera has been sited in various parts of the park undergrowth over the summer. First one to share was  captured on film visiting one of the wildlife watering bowls…

Watch the website for more critters in the coming weeks!

If you are interested in helping with a HEDGEHOG SURVEY this autumn please get in touch via werfsp@gmail.com. I know a few people have already offered, please send your contact details. First job is to construct some hedgehog tunnels near the feeding station to record tiny footprints of the hogs – or whatever else is mooching about.

BAT WALK- Friday 27th August – starts 8.30pm

Gather next to the notice board by the Plum Lane car park.           After a short intro Les Clark will lead us through the woods and glades where the bats hang out.                                                                           Bat detectors supplied. Thanks to the Lottery Grant last year we have 3 more of our own. And these are available for a week’s loan (see BATS under FLORA and FAUNA in the menu bar)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL! Use this link..

eventbrite.co.uk/e/bat-walk-shrewsbury-park-se18-tickets-166967758059

*Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing

*Children must be accompanied by an adult

*Walk lasts about 1 ½ hours and small torches are useful

*Dogs must be kept on a lead

*Please respect social distancing guidelines when walking with other individuals or groups, or wear a mask

If you have mobility issues or enquiries please contact us on werfsp@gmail.com and we will help you participate. The trail is a mix of paved path, gravel and grass.

IF IT RAINS, NEITHER THE BATS NOR US WILL BE OUT!

Iyengar Yoga In Action for Black Minds Matter

This Sunday 27 June at 10am by the large oak in the top field.  It’s not too late to sign up – or to drop by and make a donation if you wish on the day.

Participants contact Priscila Diniz on priscilasnbd@gmail.com

Registration on the day starts at 10am for 10.30 start.

Equipment: please bring your own yoga mat and belts. If possible bring two bricks. No sharing equipment.

A powerful speech on the subject will be read.