March 2015 ....

Spring has Sprung!

The Park has had its first 'haircut' of the year and spring flowers planted last autumn are now in bloom. On the negative side, some of the flowers have been dug up or damaged, the vandalised seat is still in the lake (now joined by a supermarket trolley) and there is a lot of litter and dog mess around. There will be plenty of work to keep volunteers busy during April!

Here is a selection of pictures taken during March illustrating the state of the Park more clearly than a thousand words (click each picture for a larger image):

Daffodils planted last autumn:

The Eleonore House Border
Daffs on the CRG
Daffodils lining the Booth Lane entrance to the Pa

The Crescent Rock Garden:

Crocus on the CRG
Anemone on the CRG
Primroses on the Crescent Rock Garden
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Coot comp
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Birds

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Water:

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Results of anti-social activity:

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Daffs with buds removed - Apple Tree Walk
Missing Primrose!
Trolley in the Lake
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Seat in the Lake

Other News ...

This year's 'Easter@Eastfield' Easter Trail for older children will involve finding pictures of seven named birds hanging on trees in the Parkland between Apple Tree Walk and the new cross-park pathway and entering the names on a grid to reveal a 'secret phrase'. All of the birds illustrated can be found in the Park.

We are most grateful to Maurice Baker for permission to use his excellent bird pictures for the trail. His website is worth a visit: http://www.mbaker.co.uk/index.htm

We are also grateful to those businesses and organisations that have donated eggs or other items for the event, including the Bushland Road Co-op, Wilko in Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Morrisons on the Kettering Road, Rothwall Convenience Store in Broadmead Avenue and members of Broadmead Baptist Church.

Naming the new cross-park pathway: During the 'Easter@Eastfield' event there will be a short ceremony when we name the new path across the Park 'Mallard Walk'. We considered this name appropriate as many people use the path to get to the Lake where they enjoy watching waterfowl including, of course, Mallards. (It is a happy coincident that one of the FoEP's founder members and active community supporter happens to be called Tony Mallard!)

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Tony

Mallards in Eastfield Park

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