Posted by: Yonatan | November 12, 2008

The Crookesmoor Parks Blog

This blog is dedicated to discussions related to the Crookesmoor parks. Members of FCP may start discussion topics in new posts or comment on existing posts. If you are not a member we encourage you to join our ranks through the membership page. Non-members are welcome to add comments on existing discussion topics and in particular to contribute to our observation section by adding comments to the current month’s observation post. Reports of interesting or beautiful wildlife and plants in the park will be greatly appreciated. When you start a new discussion remember to assign it to one of the following four categories: General, Events and Activities, Flora and Fauna, Development and Maintenance. Feel free to join in but please keep your writing to the topics for which this weblog was created.

Posted by: jslate | January 21, 2009

Big Garden Birdwatch weekend

This weekend (24th/25th Jan) is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch weekend.
This event has been running for 30 years. The idea is that the public spend an hour recording the birds they see in their garden or a local park and then submit the results to RSPB.

Taking part is great fun for kids (and adults), is free and helps scientists to track long term trends in species abundances and distributions. Why not take part this weekend?

A helpful recording guide is provided by the RSPB here, and there is more information here.

Posted by: Yonatan | December 12, 2008

Observations – December 2008

Non-members who wish to report a sighting of interesting or beautiful wildlife, vegetation (or human activity) in the parks should add a comment to this discussion topic.

Posted by: jslate | December 2, 2008

First entry to Flora and Fauna section

This area is a good place to post any messages about the flora and fauna of the Crookesmoor parks.

To set the ball rolling, I’m going to start with a siting of a group of hibernating cream spot ladybirds.
These tiny labdybirds sometimes form large aggregations in winter. We found a cluster of about 30 on the left (as you walk down) post at the top of the steps that lead to the childrens’ playground in Crookes Valley Park. They might still be there.