The ‘new look’ latest edition of Local Wildlife News magazine is now available to view online by clicking on the cover image, or collect a hard copy from the Christchurch Park and Holywells Park visitor centres and some libraries.
This issue includes:
a focus on Millennium Wood Local Nature Reserve
an update on the ‘Urban Buzz’ project
Christchurch Park – then and now
Butterflies in Belstead Brook Park
Suffolk barn owls – breeding success
and much, much more, along with more than 125 events and activities for you to enjoy and get involved with.
Click on the cover image to download the pdf file (2.2MB)
This issue includes an introduction to ‘Wild Ipswich’
Welcome to Ipswich’s Hedgehog Officer!
Toads and the Bobbits Lane Toad Patrol volunteers
A focus on Bobbits Lane Local Nature Reserve
Common wading birds identification on our local estuaries
Details of around 150 events, activities, work parties, walks, talks and other things to do
and much, much more….
You can collect a hard copy of the magazine, free of charge, from Holywells Park or Christchurch Park visitor centres, or the Tourist Information centre and most libraries.
Click on the cover image to download (pdf format 1.8MB)
This issue includes:
The Greenways Annual Report for 2015/16
Risks to our wildlife post-‘Brexit’
Grass snakes in Ipswich parks and green spaces
Update on Purdis Heath by Butterfly Conservation
Holywells Park orchard
and details of more than 140 local events and activities for you to join in…….
Click on the cover image to download the pdf document (2.2MB)
In this edition:
Landseer Park grassland restoration project
Urban birds – house sparrows and swifts etc
Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey
Fungi in Spring Wood
and much more – including more than 60 events and practical activities to get involved in!
Fancy a bonfire and some good old-fashioned hard work this Sunday?
Sunday 15th November 2015 – 10.00am to 3.30pm – meet at Bobbits Lane Car Park
Come and join the Greenways Project, Ipswich Wildlife Group and the Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a day of woodland coppicing, scrub clearing, dead hedging and cooking baked potatoes in the bonfire.
We’ll be working in Spring Wood and Kiln Meadow Local Nature Reserves- two of the finest wildlife sites in the Ipswich area and local experts are on hand to tell you about the history and wildlife of the area whilst we work.
The work includes raking up cut grass from the meadow and felling small trees that are invading the grassland, reducing its value for amphibians and reptiles. In addition, the Ipswich Wildlife Group Spring Wood volunteers will be carrying out the ancient art of coppicing in the Wood to start creating this year’s crop of beanpoles and peasticks for gardeners and allotment holders.
A lovely bonfire will hopefully stave off the worst of the autumnal weather and allow us to cook baked potatoes for the end of the session.
No experience is required, we provide all the necessary tools, instruction, guidance and tea coffee and biscuits!
For more information please see the poster below (click on link), or call James on 01473 433995 or 07736 826076 (including on the day)
Spring Wood Day – Bank Holiday Monday 4th May – 11.00am to 4.00pm
A wonderful free event, ideal for children and families, to celebrate ‘spring’, ‘wood’ and ‘Spring Wood’!
Join us and Ipswich Wildlife Group and a host of other local conservation groups for a fun day of practical activities, guided walks, wildlife displays, live folk music, Morris dancing, maypole dancing and much more!