Category Archives: ponds

‘ A Christmess Carol’

  ‘ A Christmess Carol’ ‘In the First Week of December, some park users gave to me…’‎ Many Plastic bags ‎A Child’s pink sandal Some Fishing Floats NINE Bottle tops EIGHT Crisp packets ‎SEVEN Plastic bottles SIX Drinks containers FIVE … Continue reading

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Recent Bird Sightings in Alexandra Park

  Alexandra Park is currently a very active environment with various species of birds, which seem to have descended upon us at the start of winter 2017!  So far, a member of the Alexandra Park Wildlife Group (Stuart) has recorded … Continue reading

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Birds on the lake – winter

11am Today at the lake: 10 Goosander present, including 4 adult males 4 Mute swan including 1 1st winter 14 Canada goose 23 Mallard 5 Tufted duck 6 Coot 7 Moorhen 54 Blackheaded gull (plus 35 on the football field, … Continue reading

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Alex Park ducks & drakes

Julie suggested I showed what our visiting Shoveller ducks looked like, which was when I realised I didn’t have a decent picture of one. I have taken a few now. Well, all year round, you will see Mallard and Tufted … Continue reading

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Alex Park wildlife forum – invitation to join

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Now that the renovation works are more or less complete, the focus of attention is back on ongoing management. To support this, there are various forums that have been set up to represent different interest groups: wildlife, heritage, arts & … Continue reading

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Alex park nature events report

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Tree walk The rain held off on Sat morning as Joe Walsh Tree Officer at the council introduced us to the trees in the park, whilst repeatedly stating his intention (which to our amusement he singularly failed to keep) to … Continue reading

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Big Pond Dip results

Pond Conservation have been doing a national survey of ponds over the past 3 years. Here’s what they found out about what can we do to make garden ponds even better wildlife habitats: • Plenty of plants: the Big Pond … Continue reading

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