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Sunday, May 24, 2015

New Fishing Pegs


An unusual Moth seen this week It looks like a butterfly but its a moth


New fishing pegs and spots are going in this week Its believed the pegs cost £500 the money could have been put to better use not to a minority activity. The little spots seem strange as they are right close to the lake and half underwater and not big enough for anything


After months the cycle rack has been re tarmacked by the band stand as pointed out its a bad place to park a bike being isolated its an ideal spot for thieves


Another yellow week were all the flowers bush's are all yellow here on the island


The broom down by the lake


There are a few labarum in the park that make a good show 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cygnet Dies


There seems to be a problem with the fish there were a 1,00 put in last year but there are reports that there arent many fish and some are dying


Some unusual butterflies about they seem to love weeds


New chicks are starting to arrive and the greylag goose is back.The young male swan has died the father chased him from the lake and he was kill by a fox? I have been predicting that for a long time feeding them by hand with  dog and the swan will think a fox is another nice dog so not run away the same


There are proposal's for Burma Island which will be fun to implement as the bridges havent been tested for weight so material may have to be moved by wheel barrow


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rhododendron Week


There is nothing happening in the park this week but there are lots of Rhododendrons around the park in flower this week above by the little bridge next to the lake

Rhododendrons are grown for their spectacular flowers, usually borne in spring. Some also have young leaves and stems covered in a striking dense woolly covering (indumentum) and some - the deciduous rhododendrons or azaleas - have good autumn colour.


Quick facts

Common name Rhododendron
Botanical name Rhododendron
Group Evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs
Flowering time Mainly spring
Planting time Autumn or spring
Height and spread Variable
Aspect Generally light dappled shade
Hardiness Mostly fully hardy
Difficulty Moderate


The same area by the lake and down Coronation Walk




Further down Coronation Walk is a big one in full flower


Up by the band stand

Monday, May 4, 2015

No Fishing Until June in the Park


It is now closed season for fishing in the park until June. This week its been rabbits week with lots of young and other rabbits everywhere they are very tame at times the one below was only a foot away and I had the dog with me. Its good to see something breading as no breading station have appeared in the lake as yet and by now its getting very late so were has several thousand pounds raised by the wildlife group gone?



There are some nice trees and bushes coming into leaf and flower at this time of year


A new bench near the lake this week just were its needed bolted down so it doesnt end up in the lake. Its a pity they never put any on the other side of the lake as there isnt a single one over there