Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Moorhens made it

moorhenssmSummer holidays and we have wind and rain, but the park is looking great. The good news is that the moorhen chicks appear to have made it through to maturity. Here are a couple of them dabbling away.

There is an event on August 18th that you might be interested in. It is called Twilight Zone and will be held on Tuesday 18 August 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Starting at Resound Community Church, Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol, South Glocestershire BS16 9BP.

Close up portrait of a barn owl (Tyto alba)

Close up portrait of a barn owl (Tyto alba)

Enjoy a display of the silent flight of owls from Avon Hawk and Owl Trust and take the opportunity to find out more about these magical animals from an owl expert. Help set a moth trap with an insect specialist to lure tiny nocturnal creatures from the dark. Then take a guided walk with naturalist Ed Drewitt to seek out the wonderful and elusive nightlife in woodland around Emersons Green Village Park.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.To find out more or to book a place, please contact Penney  or 07896 315778

Orchard Jottings
crosssmOn the other side of the park, in the orchard,  this Charles Ross apple tree is beginning to show its potential. A few apples this year and the promise of many to come in future years.

thornlessbbsmAlso to show you a newcomer to the orchard. This is a thornless blackberry. Ripening slightly before the hedgerow variety and very kind on the picker! Just a few this year, more when it is established.

Our next orchard work session will be on August 22nd at 10am as usual and we will be laying the foundation of a new herb bed, to provide all your culinary herbs.

Have a good summer!