Saturday, 26 May 2012

May Meeting

Our Monthly meeting will be held on Thursday May 31st at the Cricket club Pontarddulais.
Start time will be 7.30 pm.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bluebells

After our efforts to clear the brambles and under growth from the area near the tennis courts and a section of woodland in the 2nd woods we are pleased to say the bluebells have sprung up this year.

The cleared area by the Tennis courts

The cleared area in 2nd woods

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Dawn Chorus

Here is a link to the Still Walk blog.


Featuring images and the bird songs recorded at last weeks event.


http://www.stillwalks.com/index.php/new-blog/blog.html

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Dawn Chorus

On Sunday 6/5/2012 Friends of Coed Bach park and Countryside Connections joined forces to hold a Dawn Chorus early morning walk.
On hand were Helen Grey from Countryside Connections, Martin Humphreys Bird expert and Alastair Duncan from Stillwalks.
The event was very well attended by the general public and was tremendously informative. We were lucky that the weather  was fine and all the birds were busy chirping away to keep our experts busy.
Even though most of us are regular users of the park we were amazed how many different species of birds there are in this area (we counted around about 30)
And we even discovered 2 nests which which will remain a secret only for us who were there (If you use the park you will pass them but wont know about them :-)
To jolly the event along Helen had provided us with a sheet of paper with different birds marked on it so we could tick them off as we heard or saw them or Bird Bingo to give it an official title. This was won by the youngest member of the group who left with a handful of birdie goodies.


The morning ended off with a bacon roll (a vegatarian option was included) and a cup of tea or coffee.


There are more events planned over the coming months in other locations in the swansea area if you are interested then you can email Helen Grey at:-Helen.grey@swansea.gov.uk

Alastair Duncan's Website can be found at:-www.stillwalks.com 

And on Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/#!/StillWalks



Helen Welcomes us all and takes us through the relevant info

Bird expert Martin Introduces himself

Alastair Introduces himself




A Bird Bingo sheet

It's not a bird but I could not resist a pic

Alastair listening and recording bird song



Viewing the crows nest (With chicks)

A busy morning for the blue tits in this box


A young robin

Our resident ducks forage for breakfast in the bluebells


The winner of Bird Bingo


Friday, 4 May 2012

Sunday 6th MAY

This is a Free event at Coed Bach park on Sunday May 6th from 6am  THE DAWN CHORUS there will be An early morning stroll through Coed Bach Park with a local bird expert to enjoy the sweet chorus of the birds in the park and Loughor marsh. This will be followed by a Bacon Bap now that's worth getting up for. 
Booking is essential contact Helen grey on 01792636893 or at helen.grey@swansea.gov.uk
Please ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Signs

Our resident artist Gaynor Fuge has been busy making a few signs for the trees around the park.


We have so many different varieties of tree around the park these little signs will tell you what we are looking at.
Gaynor has spent a lot of time making these for us (and the public) so we say a big Thank You to her.
We also give thanks to Wyndsor Clarke for helping in identifying the trees and helping Gaynor to stake them into the ground.


Gaynor has a website which is currently under construction.
http://plumsumit.com/

And a Facebook Page.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Plum-Sumit/271851799569176












Images taken by Martin Hanson.
http://mph-photo.blogspot.co.uk/

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