April Newsletter

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Posted by Coordinator | Posted in Event, General Information, Nature Trail Improvements, Nature Watch, Uncategorized | Posted on 10-04-2012

Happy Easter. Shame about the April showers but it is much needed.

Nature Trail (NT) repair 31 March

The core volunteers – the May family and yours truly kicked off this year’s first repair of the worn path.

Margot joined us and together we shifted 4 tonnes of wood chips. Mark, Linda, Margot and Erin deserved a big thank you for their effort. The trail footpath is holding up surprisingly well with this rain. Do go out and enjoy the mile long  walk.

Next NT repair will be on Sat 28 April  10am -12 noon weather permiting. Meet by Wyton Park entrance. Bring a rake, spade or barrow. Email us if you can help.

Nature Watch

Red Kites – Steven reported  a Red Kite flying quite low down over Chelverston Sat 7 Apr morning. A wonderful sight.

Sparrows – Where have the sparrows gone? A senior citizen in Tewin Village shop recently lamented no sparrows were seen in his garden for years. Is this your experience?

Tewin Village shop – a communty run shop. They stock the wonderful local Digswell sausages that are delivered every Thursday morning. Braughing sausages have changed hands and recipe.  Sadly the new recipe is a poor imitation and the shop stopped stocking it last year. Do visit and support both the village shop and Digswell butcher. They also sell local grown fruit, vegetables, home made cakes and free range eggs too. There is an outside tea room too.

Circular Walk – It is a great circular walk from Moneyhole Park to Tewin via Henry woods, Panshanger Aerodrome, follow signed footpath to B1000 and cross the Mimram Pooh Bridge. Up the slope and go through Lambs Dell Wood into Tewin pass the village shop towards the village green. Take a pit stop to sup at the Rose & crown before heading towards Archers Green. Pass Tewin Water Mill and then up the steep footpath to Panshanger Aerodrome and back into Bericot Way. There are two alternative routes back. The bluebells in Lambs Dell wood started to flower 9 days back. The wood anemones were in bloom too. Allow 1.5 -2 hours. Great views. Email for more directions.

Bluebells - Birchall Woods and an adjacent section of Henry Woods will be in flower in a week to two weeks time all being well. Should be a good show again this year if the rain continues. Keep us posted.

Queen Diamond Jublilee Big Picnic in the Park – Bank Holiday Monday 04 June. Dress up and celebrate this special event with your family and friends. A date for your diary. Do pass the message on.

Park Angels – The park and woods are cleaner thanks to the kind park users and residents.

Dog Mess – Sadly some irresponsible dog owners are still not clearing up after their pooches.

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