There are still 6 signets left and we have lots of people watching out for them after the mysterious death of the mother. The controversy roles on with claims made by the press that the RSPCA no nothing about the death even though the park made this statement on Face book Sadly Swan found dead on the lake this morning. RSCPA notified. All indications are eaten, possibly by a fox, no indication of being ravished by dog. Hence previous assumption removed off the web as unnecessary. However, mum may possibly find it difficult to look after all her young, so please all keep monitoring them and help. She has plenty of food thank you to all. Thank you Waynne also for your prompt call.
Queens Park wildlife conservation group
The group was setup after the death of a swan and other wildlife the aims and objectives are.
Urgent need for ramps onto all islands on the lake so wildlife can escape onto them away from human and natural predators
Islands to be planted with wildlife friendly plants to provide cover and suitable nesting
Lake plants need to be planted to provide to oxygenate the water and provide nesting for wildlife reed beds are needed in the middle of the lake for protected species that cant nest on land ie Grebe
Make the park more wildlife friendly by planting suitable bushes and plants to encourage wild life which fits in with the schools education programme
After a serious dog attack last year we were promised a dog control order which hasn’t been actioned dogs off the lead are a major problem as they attack wildlife and children the order is of no use unless dog wardens enforce it. The remaining swan was attacked last week by a dog off the lead.
Small water holes to be placed around park for wildlife to drink from as most can drink from the lake.
Log piles and bee hotel to get more insects in the park cost nothing and helpful for children’s education.
There will be a meeting in the park pavilion on Sunday 6th July 2pm all invited
There has been a lot of dead fish in the lake estimates between 50-100 and experts say this is down to failure of the CEC not providing plants for the lake or a fountain to oxygenate the lake. Its believed they all died due to lake of oxygen. This is all despite Cllr Jones promising last year to do all he could to protect the wildlife in the park they have failed to get the dog control order requested last year and no effort has been made to do anything for wildlife
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