For anyone that uses the beautiful park in St Andrews, Bristol. We want to keep it beautiful and an asset for the local people and those who travel from further away to enjoy activities including paddling, sliding, walking, scooting, running or just sitting!
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The UK has 59 species of resident butterflies (Avon Wildlife Trust, Spring 2014).
In the park we have recorded 6 species which are below. If you search the photos on the website for 'Butterfly' you can read more about them.…Continue
Currently staying in St Andrews and great to see the pond looking so much better than my last visit. Could not see any sign of the goldfish, so guess now there is more water they can conceal themselves over a larger area. I am really looking forward to seeing the changes in the the trees during the autumn months.
Beautiful weather this morning but few surprises as regards the birds although there was plenty of song. List as follows:
Mistle Thrush - a pair were watched feeding, but there was no evidence they were feeding young
Robin - 1 seen
Blackbird - a few
Starling - 2 seen from the cafe area
Feral Pigeon - just 1 seen
Woodpigeon - a…Continue
My fun on the 20 April continued; after the Easter Egg Hunt, I come across a family trying to sort out a doggie’s blue soft toy problem. Unfortunately, when blue soft toy was thrown for doggie to chase and catch; the soft toy got caught high up in tree- Whoops a daisy. Family look up at it; what can they do? Dad has a go at trying to shake it out of tree, no luck. He finds a branch perhaps he can knock soft blue toy out of tree; no…Continue
After the lovely Bird Walk led by Des, my fun of taking photos continued as. During the bird walk around the park everyone had noticed little chocolate eggs on paths, by the hedge, up the sign posts, and on the park information board; very tempting but we were all very good and concentrated on the birds and not the eggs! After the walk came the Easter Egg hunters and the adults gave me permission to share these photos; (as did the…Continue
A lovely wander around the park looking at birds. Loved the chaffinch that had a fight with himself as he flapped again and again at a van mirror. I took pictures of a few birds, beautiful trees with leaves bursting out, and the decorated toilet and paths. Thank you Des. Sorry it looks like the van photos are showing more than the birds!
Join us for the first bird walk of the autumn. With lots of leaves on the trees, spotting birds may be a challenge, but we may hear some interesting songs and calls.0 Comments 1 Like
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The total income after we receive the final instalment from Bristol City Council will be £5,173.03. Of this we spent £3,982.87. The cost of the memorial itself, including installation, was £3,932.50.
This will leave us with the sum of £1,190.16 for maintenance and improvement to the memorial site area.
The £1,190.16 will be kept in with the FoSAP current account, but treated as ring-fenced funding.
Further information about the Wellington bomber that crashed into St. Andrews Park on 30th April 1941 can be found hereVideo footage of the memorial service can be found here:
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