Articles: Wildlife

Fab Autumn Trees in the Park

Autumn never fails to dazzle in the park and the stars are our magnificent trees.

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Tonights bat walk cancelled -Sorry

We are very sorry but the bat walk tonight is now cancelled. It’s just too cold for bats unfortunately 😕
 
We have been at the park tonight after sunset, and walked all round the lake and the wooded areas, and there isn’t 1 bat to be found yet. We hope to arrange a walk early in May and then another later in May, a chance for those who will have missed out tomorrow because of the cancelled event, to re-book.
We have emailed all the attendees.
We can also complete the sunset survey that can be found here, on nocturnal wildlife from our walk tonight.
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BBC Radio Sheffield Visit park

BBC Radio Sheffield today visited Sandall park to meet our volunteers after FoSP were nominated and short listed for an award.

Volunteers were filmed ‘in action’ and interviewed for an article to be broadcast at a later date on radio Sheffield and with video clips at the awards ceremony itself.

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Perfect Mural – Perfect Place – Perfect day

 
 
Yesterday afternoon we had the official opening of the fabulous quiet garden mural. The quiet garden was full of laughter and conversation and it’s maybe the least quiet it has ever been, but it was lovely.
 
Our very special guests Natasha and Lizzie https://www.natashaclarkeart.com/ and
https://www.lizziehodgskinsonart.com/ who painted the mural were in attendance and Margaret Frost who lived in a cottage in Sandall park as a child joined us too, which was wonderful. Margaret recalls her memories in the Sandall park book by Symeon Mark Waller.
Margaret and Natasha cut the ribbon and then everyone enjoyed the buffet donated by a Friends of Sandall park volunteer.
We left the garden quiet once again to the robins, wrens, goldfinches and blackbirds who had curiously started to appear, looking for any crumbs.
A big thank you to everyone who made yesterday perfect 💚
 
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Vandals are back!

Someone had nothing better to do than smash our bird feeders and snap off a flowering cherry tree in the #QuietGarden.
 
The mind boggles as to what pleasure causing criminal damage provides.
Of course it upsets our volunteers, but as always, we’ll make good the damage – which always costs us – and make sure it’s nice again for everyone else to enjoy.
 
 
 
 
 
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Storm of 2022 – Tree damage

Yesterdays storm has caused quite a bit of tree damage in the park. Our thanks to everyone who kept us informed as events unfolded.

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