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Posted by Coordinator | Posted in Event, General Information, Nature Watch | Posted on 25-06-2011

2011 ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK

Picnic

Saturday 2July 2011        Time:  4 – 6 pm or later (weather permitting)

Bring your own picnic & something to sit on.  Meet at the Wyton Entrance.

Everyone is welcome. Bring along a neighbour or friend.

Well behaved dogs are also welcomed but must be on leads and tethered please.

If it is wet, it will be held the following Sat 9 July.

Nature Watch

Foxes – several residents emailed to say that there is a fair number of foxes live around the neighbourhood.
10 June Tracey of Lincoln Close,  has seen a family of 5 cubs near Moneyhole Park and a visiting skinny vixen on alternate nights.
12 June Joy – “I live in Lincoln Close and see a fox most nights, a few months ago there was 3 in the street at the same time”
24 June Lyn of Roseacre, said that they have a fox den behind Roseacre Gardens. The foxes bring their young to the grass verge between the Bus Stop and Moneyhole entrance to play in the early hours. One fox followed a resident down Moors Walk one day.
Red Kites - Good news. They are still around as a couple of folks from Lincoln Close, reported back with recent sightings.
10 June Tracey – “I have seen a pair of red kite within the last 2 weeks over the bramfield area”
23 June Joy - “I have seen them since and last night about 6.30pm I had one fly over the houses in Lincoln Close and the about 10mins later a heron flew straight over my house.”
Muntjac Deers – Lyn also hears the calls of Muntjac at night and the wee hours of the morning.
It is encouraging to hear that wildlife is thriving in the woods and in Moneyhole park.
Please let us know of any future sightings.  Send in your photos  for our website.
Autumn Fungi Walk – Do you know about mushrooms or know of someone who does?
We would like to arrange a walk this Autumn around the Nature Trail and woods.
Mark May found a “King Alfred’s Cake” (Daldinia Concentrica) a hard black mushroom in the heap of wood chips on Sun 12 June when working on the Nature Trail. The wood chip heaps have been hosts to a wide range of mushooms last year. We love to know what they are.
Contact us if you are interested in the walk or can help.
Dowsing - Hertfordshire Dowsing group is hoping arranging a visit to a site near Panshanger in August. If you are interested and wish to observe them in action, please email me.  More details will be available when access permission is granted.
Hope to see you all at the Picnic next Saturday 02 July.

Contact email : moneyholepark@gmail.com

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