On Friday 19th September a lady came into the Reg Driver Centre holding a shoe box with a baby Hedgehog inside. She had found it on Bolton Lane and said it was about to wonder out onto the road. After much discussion and deliberation she finally decided it was best to leave Spike, as we’d now named him, with us (he was rather cute and adorable). I promptly marched over to Bolton Lane Stores to buy some meat based dog food and hot dog sausages (what we use for our hedgehog survey tunnels, speak to me if you would like a kit for your garden).
The dusk walk on the 5th September led by the Suffolk Bat Group was a real success with over 100 people armed with bat detectors. The attached photo was sent in by Ann Richardson. If you have any others please do send them in!
Check out our Nature Report for a detailed review, including some audio files of two bats we heard!
A free Ipswich junior parkrun will take place in Ipswich's Christchurch Park every Sunday from 14th September.
Remaining Friends of Christchurch Park events this year:
Autumn Bird Walk 24th October at 9.30 am
Two wonderful new park books - launch date to be confirmed very soon
The Queens Baton Relay came to Christchurch Park after a 120 mile journey around Suffolk. Ipswich athlete and swimmer 80 year old Ken Webb passed it over to Zoe Newton who won an Olympic Bronze in 2012.
Join a group of volunteers for a mornings gardening in the park. Wage war on alkanet and bitter cress and help nurture the splendid iris beds that badly need weeding.
Fifty people turned up to walk around Christchurch Park as the sun rose on Saturday morning, listening and watching the Park wake up.
They then went to the Woolpack pub for a delicious free breakfast.
Thank you very much to the Woolpack for their generosity and support of Friends of Christchurch Park