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2016 – Happy New Year

Ol’Wilf always gets a little pensive and maudlin at this time of the year – what about you? We’ve often seen so many friends, relatives, workmates, neighbours and celebrities in the obituary columns throughout the year, that it’s easy to … Continue reading

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May Day (Monday, 7 May 2012 11am-4pm)

Did you know that May Day is supposed to signal the end of the ‘unfarmable’ winter half of the year? It was thought that all of the seeding would have been completed and so farm labourers could enjoy a day … Continue reading

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Daffodils bring the Spring

Daffodils bring the Spring (Poem (c) Linda Burns) We all love the daffodils,  We place upon our window sills.  We like how their pretty faces,  Brighten up our living spaces.  Is it Spring or Winter still?  Look upon the nearby … Continue reading

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Somebody just asked if this was supposed to be scary? What d… on Twitpic

Somebody just asked if this was supposed to be scary? What d… on Twitpic.

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Green Flag 2011

Green Flag Awards 2011 A lot of work goes into preparing for Green Flag submissions for our parks. We’ve been lucky in Wolverhampton, that we’ve again been successful, and are among a record number of parks and green spaces receiving Green … Continue reading

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‘What’s that Daddy?’

We got a tweet from Neville Radford recently asking us what this was?   Do you know what it is?  No?  OK – we’ll let you in on it. Over the years we have tried to protect the wildlife that … Continue reading

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Killing them softly …

No thanks – we just ate Why we really shouldn’t feed water birds We’re very lucky in Wolverhampton, almost all of our park users understand the reasons why it’s not a good idea to feed the water birds that live … Continue reading

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East Park Endurance, Wolverhampton

East Park Endurance It’s been a busy old week here in Wolverhampton, Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint, was given the Freedom of the City of Wolverhampton on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 accompanied by Lance Corporal Derby; a ram who is the … Continue reading

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Why do we love nettles?

Why do we love nettles?   Read on … Gardeners in Wolverhampton can provide an important wildlife resource but their value is often overlooked.  A well-manicured garden isn’t necessarily unfriendly to wildlife; with a few tweaks here and there, it’s possible … Continue reading

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Dawn chorus comes early to Northycote Farm & Country Park

Northycote Farm & Country Park, Bushbury, Wolverhampton In recent weeks, we have been lucky enough to meet more than 60 different types of bird species, down at Northycote Farm.  There have always been bird feeders in the wildlife gardens, shrubs … Continue reading

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