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Mar 2, 2024

Wildlife Report

With all the rain we’ve been having, it is time to applaud the Alder Trees around the park. They are adapted to survive flooding so are important for stabilising riverbanks. Although they are broad-leaved trees, Alder produce woody cones curiously reminiscent of those of those of conifers with seeds that are a particular favourite of the siskin.

 

 

These small finches flock together in the winter and sometimes visit our Alders (and indeed bird feeders) in large numbers. At the moment the male alder catkins are coming out as are the less conspicuous tiny red female flowers that will become this years’ cones.

 

Want to be a part of our wildlife & conservation efforts? Come to one of our Wild Wednesday’s this year. Our wildlife officer Rebecca invites you to witness our commitment to biodiversity and actively participate in monitoring activities. Come, explore and contribute to the thriving ecosystem we’ve cultivated.

 

 

 

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