Soggy boots, wet hair, smelly dog... yep its raining again, the level of dew pond have risen quickly and I don't even try and venture up to the large pond, If your lucky and maybe bring some binoculars you can see some winter visitors such as Redwing or Fieldfare one of which I was lucky enough to see whilst taking this photo.
We've all experienced the dreadful rain these last few months, and many of you may have been put off coming into the the park, but rest assured with wellies and a raincoat you can still enjoy some beauty in Nonsuch. As the ponds and overflow channels fill up they create lovely reflections of the trees above. If you have any photos of reflections we'll love to see them. The ones below are from the dew pond near to the middle of the park.
The rain has been heavy and relentless and so no surprise many of the channels which lay dry have refilled and eroded the sides. Therefore the gap between paths have become wider and hardly anyone can cross, therefore a bridge needs to be made so that we can pass over and the water can flow under.
UPDATE APRIL 2014
A replacement bridge near the ditch which feeds the Balancing Pond is planned and the oak to make a new one will soon be milled from the logs currently stacked outside the barn near the Boat Shed. This new bridge is planned to be built in a joint task by John Armitage and the Nonsuch Voles this summer.
The moles seem to be doing well this year, that's good for them but is it for us? Some of you may have noticed the large amount of mole hills appearing on the Nonsuch Mansion lawn and other areas in the park, it's true to say the patches of mud are unsightly but we also have to look at this in a good way, and see the positives of a native British animal as so many foreign species such as the well known case of the grey sq
This is the first Jackdaw I've personally seen in Nonsuch and I found it in the Nonsuch Mansion Gardens where it landed several metres away. If you fancy a walk this Christmas, the gardens provide a lovely place with lots of wildlife and good paths. Afterwards you could also visit the Nonsuch Gallery or go to Doggy Treats on the 25th and 26th.
Ever wondered who those dedicated individuals running about each Saturday morning are, being commanded by men dressed in army uniforms? Well they are from the British Military Fitness, it looks like a fun but challenging way to lose weight or keep fit. For more information click the link below http://www.britmilfit.com/where-we-train/london/nonsuch-park-cheam
Yes it's that time again where the well known Christmas song comes out for the last 12 days left. We ourselves in Nonsuch are greatly looking forward to the event and chance to celebrate Jesus' birth. Whilst out the other day I did in fact find some turtle doves, unfortunately there were more than two and they happened to be collared turtle doves in a group of 6. However I think in this instance we can pretend they were just turtle doves.
Today marked the true start to Christmas in the park, about 60 - 100 Santas arrived for a fun run raising money for the St Raphael's Hospice. These events happen throughout the country and we are very happy for this event to happen several years in a row at Nonsuch. It felt like everyone enjoyed the hour and were happy to achieve a medal and a well d
As many of you would have realised this morning was the first snow of Winter, we were treated to what seemed like a blizzard of heavy snow at about half 7 in the morning. Unfortunately I had to depart for school and so I wasn't able to visit the park, although I'm sure it looked wonderful. I managed to snap a few photos on the way down to school of the snow which melted throughout the day leaving hardly a trace by evening.
This blog was put together not ony to bring you great photos but to remind you and inform you of upcoming events in our calendar.
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Welcome to the blog, from here we reveal our latest news and post reminders for dates to put in the diary. We may also bring you intresting news on developments in the park, as well as any outgoing projects or events