Tel: 07930 446547
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
Sustainable, Local, Quality, Good price... all those in one sentence, yes! If you want some local firewood then please contact John Armitage the resident Nonsuch Park coppice worker. He even delivers locally for free, for more information see the poster below. Wood can also be picked up from the wood yard near the Nonsuch Mansion car park.
Tel: 07930 446547
So whilst out bird watching this afternoon in the park it was clear to see as the sun set many a bird flew overhead into the depths of the park to roost. One of the most familiar cries and outlines was the ring necked parakeet. They have become such a common bird recently and there exotic routes brings colour to the trees. I wish we could know roughly the amount that roost in the park as not just some but loads of small groups flew over whilst I was with my camera, suggesting there is a large amount. To see these birds, the best spot is walking up from the mansion house to the London road. Once you have reached the chopped down tree - now in large sections - it is just off to the right (best seen at dawn or late afternoon).
For another photo of a portrait of a parakeet then please click read more.
I was out in the park the other evening trying to get some great shots of the autumn sunset. I set off to the mansion house and the storm clouds made the sunset even more amazing, with the golden colour only peaking through the clouds in a few areas. Although that was amazing it isn't what I was talking about, I happened to be resting/ going through some of my photos when large numbers of crows started to gather above. I reckon in reached in excess of 90 crows, their cries filled the air and they circled above - I was in a state of awe.
So I was on my weekly cycle around the park when I decided to ride down the road approaching the mansion house. It was only then that I realised that one of the old trees that had been cut down has been transformed into a new seat. I tested it out and considering it is just an tree trunk it is actually quite comfortable. I'm not sure how long it has been like this but I'm glad to see when a tree unfortunately has to be cut down the management are still making good use of it.
I noticed today that Nonsuch seems to have bird boxes, I mean I only found this one, but if there's one there should be more... right? Well unfortunately it was clear to see that they must have been put up a long time ago because the roof to this one has totally gone. However with acres to choose of trees in natural habitats hopefully the birds don't need help in constructing their nests.
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.