Welcome to the Lichen Blog.
The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths. Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.
The high winds (Nov 2010 and… Continue
Added by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 —
Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces. Continue
You can find their website here In the Meetings section you will find the…
Added by Jo Corke on November 7, 2019 at 12:40 —
For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.
However Abiola made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.
Please ignore any messages from that person.
Thanks to those who have already contacted us.
We have deleted that person.
Added by Fo SAP on October 31, 2019 at 8:30 —
BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm
at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road
This Community Partnership is for the… Continue
Added by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 —
The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to
- spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…
Added by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 —
This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/country-diary-delighted-by-daisies-allendale-northumberland
Added by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 —
We have received the following message from Gemma Dando, BCC there is particularly disappointing news about the Head of Parks role. Three members of the BPF committee had taken part in the recent recruitment process.
Added by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 —
During 2016 BCC conducted some trials of glyphosate-free maintenance of parks and open spaces.
St Andrews Park volunteered to trial no glyphosate treatment of the Spiral florals near the Leopold Road side of the park.
An interim report on the trial has been produced by BCC.
This is also a … Continue
Added by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 —
Attached is the current Version 7 agreed at the AGM 15.4.14
This version has 2 addenda:
1. (25.2.14) outlining the Role of the Secretary
2. (11.10.16) Protocol for contact with Bristol City Council (BCC) officers.
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Added by Fo SAP on October 13, 2016 at 10:43 —
The park pond gate has been repaired.Thanks to Sarah Tyler, our efficient liaison link at BCC.
Have a look over the fence and you can see that some tadpoles are still with us; others have already left for pastures new.
Added by Jo Corke on September 15, 2016 at 15:47 —
The popular Sunday morning bird walks will be starting again in January 2017. Watch this space for more details!
Added by Des Bowring on September 12, 2016 at 12:10 —
Play Area Update March 2019
The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.
Sarah Cemlyn has posted this good news about our Park Children’s Play area.
This is to let… Continue
Added by Jo Corke on August 12, 2016 at 10:30 —
Thought Friends of St Andrews Park and its users might like to see this article from the Bristol e-paper B24/7:
Very relevant to our park - and most others, I would think.
Added by Simon Randolph on April 22, 2016 at 10:00 —
A beautiful sunny morning and some suitably spring-like bird activity observed! The full list as follows:
Mistle Thrush - a nest was located (see Simon's photo) and at least one youngster was seen. Parent birds nearby. Excellent stuff!
Coal Tit - 1 in song
Blue Tit - a few heard and seen
Great Tit - several heard
Robin - 1 or 2
Blackbird - several… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on April 17, 2016 at 16:25 —
We have applied for the 2015 RHS Award; the judges will visit on 20th and 21st July.
Our submission is here.…
Added by Fo SAP on April 4, 2016 at 13:17 —
I'll be leading a dawn chorus walk on Narroways Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 9 April. Full details here
Added by Des Bowring on April 2, 2016 at 16:42 —
Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Times and venues are advertised as an Event.
Minutes of previous meetings are posted in Forum.
Dates of meetings in 2016/17:-
These meeting dates alternate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All meetings will be held at St. Andrews Bowling Club, Derby Road unless otherwise agreed and will commence at 7.30 pm
Please note that the… Continue
Added by Fo SAP on March 23, 2016 at 14:42 —
An impressive 18 people (including 5 enthusiastic youngsters) turned up for this month's Birdwalk, led by Lois (Des being away on ornithological adventures elsewhere). The weather was overcast and quite cold but we recorded 21 different bird species including a pair of Mistle Thrush and a flock of 20 Redwing. The full list was as follows:
Blackbird: a few seen
Blue Tit: seen and heard
Carrion Crow: 2 or 3
Chaffinch: a female seen
Coal Tit: 1… Continue
Added by Jon Mortin on March 22, 2016 at 19:58 —
Despite the wild wind and drizzle a few hardy souls turned up for this walk. There was a surprising amount of bird song despite the conditions and at least it was mild. The list in full:
Redwing - a count of 15 birds by one participant was very impressive
Starling - a mini-murmuration of 40 birds
Blackbird - a few
Dunnock - 1 or 2 heard
Blue Tit - seen by one of us
Great Tit - 1 by the bowling green
Long-tailed Tit - seen on 2… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on February 21, 2016 at 17:00 —
Well I thought today would be a wash-out, with overcast conditions and drizzle putting everyone, including me, off the idea of birding in the park. How wrong could I be? It turned out to be a classic walk! The list is as follows:
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 seen well near the children's play area. A rare visitor to the park.
Redwing - a flock of up to 20 seen in the trees and feeding on the ground - a good… Continue
Added by Des Bowring on January 17, 2016 at 13:49 —