Articles: Wildlife

Busy Volunteering Day

Yesterday saw a busy day for volunteers in the park with half a dozen completing a whole range of jobs including litter picking, storing bird food, handing out bird food, painting the boat, gardening and sorting the willow tunnel.

 

Our thanks to everyone who took part. This will be a regular Monday feature in the park – join us 10am in the main car park.

If you spot a blur of a high viz jacket – that’ll be us!

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Waxwings Visit Sandall Park – Almost!

There was a flurry of bird watching activity opposite the park near McDonalds roundabout this afternoon when a flock of Waxwings were spotted nearby.

Our thanks to Emily Grant for these great pictures.

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BBC Radio Sheffield Article

Our thanks to BBC Radio Sheffield for the coverage of our ‘on’t be a loafer’ campaign.

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Don’t be a Loafer Campaign Goes On…….

Another campaign day in the park – encouraging people not to give the ducks and geese white bread.

It started with our volunteers doing a live interview with BBC Radio Sheffield at 7am (in the dark!) Great interviews and coverage.

This was then followed a blitz of Tweets on the subject and then later in the day volunteers set up an information stand handing out bird seed and information sheets.

Well done volunteers and thanks to everyone for your support.

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Fat Balls – Wildlife Treat……..

Great stuff from one of our volunteers – while injured she just wanted to do something for the park……. looks pretty tasty to me!

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Harris Hawk In Park

We’ve had reports for a while of a Harris Hawk in the park but this is the first time we’ve had pictures.

This was in the park after the Santa Dash yesterday – our thanks to Alan McDonnell for this cracking picture taken in the wooded area where the playground is on Thorne Road.

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