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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Free fun for all ages – Bring a kite, the kids, a friend, maybe a picnic if you like. A chance to celebrate late summer together in the space we all know and love. No tickets or registration needed. It’s all bring-your-own.
Important to remember – THIS EVENT IS WEATHER DEPENDENT
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)
Here are some terrific photos, including the entries, received since October 2020.
Gallery is always open so please keep contributing.
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.