All posts by Kris Inglis

Butterfly Walk Saturday 16 July at 2.30pm

In case you missed it, we enjoyed a fascinating wander amongst the trees last Saturday, discovering so much about the Park’s treasured trees and  habitats.  Following that successful walk, John Denton will be leading a butterfly walk this Saturday.

He aims to help you:

1) Identify the summer butterflies in the park.

2) Try to observe the differences between the sexes.

3) Link their behaviour to the different habitats in the park.

Meet by the carpark notice board.  Route will be off and on the paths, so please contact fspdog@hotmail.com to help us accommodate mobility issues.  This is a very much a weather dependent walk, and if the forecast is for heavy cloud, rain or showers it will not take place.

Here’s hoping for a sunny day!

Tree ID Walk Saturday 9 July at 11am

Join John Denton, a woods-wise FSP member, as he leads us on an hour’s walk through the Park; identifying trees by leaf/fruit/bark, finding the height of trees, calculating their ages, making bark and leaf rubbings AND tree beating!

Correct meeting place is by the notice board in Plum Lane carpark . Wear sturdy shoes. Route will be off and on the paths, so please contact fspdog@hotmail.com to help us accommodate mobility issues.

Members free, others £2 (but free if you join the Friends)

Watch the birdies!

FSP would like to thank Stuart Banks very much for an entertaining wander through the park on the morning of 30 April for nearly two hours.  The walk was well attended on a  beautiful, bright Saturday and once we got our eye in the birds appeared; everything from a long-tailed tit to a kestrel.  And of course there were the local parakeets in full song.

Green pair
Green pair

The bird population is very active right now so get out and have a listening walk through the park yourself.

New notice board

We are also grateful to a member of the Management Committee, Ron Senkus, for bringing the carpark notice board back to life.  And it will take decades for this one to go weak at the legs!

New notice board
New notice board

Please note, and tell others you may see, that this board and the other Park notice boards are only for Park events or other local environmental/leisure community events. Commercial advertising will be removed.

Thank you,

FSP Management committee

Enter now!

It’s time to get snapping for the FSP Photographic Competition, if you haven’t already. Get out in the Park and capture your images of the views, the trees, the creatures, the park users. We need them all for judging at the Summer  Festival on 11 June and the  winning results will feature in the FSP Calendar 2017.  The overall winner gets the cover position. All proceeds from calendar sales go towards our Drinking Water Fountain Fund.

Send your photo files – jpegs please, with minimum resolution of 2 megapixels – to fspdog@hotmail.com with the words ‘photo comp’ as the subject.  We will confirm receipt of photos and give information regarding display prints to be used for the Festival exhibition.