|Posted by micky brown on November 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Une Escargatoire ou Surfeit
By Margaret Sheppard ( volunteer in the park orchard)
Found huddled together in the Orchard yesterday this escargatoire (and the French should know) of snails wasn't so much a nursery as an extremely large collection. Perhaps a surfeit of snails would be a good name. They were clustered together in a large bag of stones so had to be individually detached by hand. Fortunately I got to them before they got to o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by micky brown on July 31, 2019 at 2:25 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to the small handful of volunteers that work so hard in all weathers fighting off the weeds in The Dell and The Orchard.
Teignmouth in Bloom have awarded the Friends of Eastcliff Park with
1st prize in the Best Community Group category,
1st prize in the Best Newcomer category,
Wi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by micky brown on July 31, 2019 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
Just arrived in the park a lovely carved statue of a dog. Not sure of the breed. But he looks lovely. He's dying to get at that squirrel up in the tree.
|Posted by micky brown on July 2, 2019 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
Wingspan Male: 58 - 70mm Female: 62 - 74mm
|Posted by micky brown on April 9, 2019 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
We have a new Mosaic, created by Michelle Greenwood Brown
The old one was getting a bit weather worn and pieces were becoming loose. It showed a compass in the centre with fishes and sailing boats around the edge with the inscription " BLESS THE SEA AND ALL THATS IN, BUT BRING ME HOME TO KITH AND KIN"
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|Posted by Ian Cannons on February 12, 2019 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Friends of Eastcliff
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGRead Full Post »
|Posted by Ian Cannons on January 30, 2019 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
27 January 2019
This was something different for The Friends of Eastcliff Park: we don't usually work in the Rowdens, outside of The Orchard. The aim was to uncover the big rhododendrons on the lawn.
I can just about remember how it was when I was a school there nearly fifty years ago. There was a big island of rhodies without the brambles and scrubb...Read Full Post »
|Posted by micky brown on January 15, 2019 at 12:10 PM||comments (0)|
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If you are walking past the 5 oaks in the middle of the park, look across the path to the other side and you will see a couple of damaged trees. These are badger sc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by micky brown on January 14, 2019 at 4:05 PM||comments (1)|
Just had this message for a snake spotter-
Whilst walking today at 1pm in Eastcliff I nearly trod on a snake at least 3ft in length, green in colour, maybe a grass snake but looked online only 2ft in length this snake was at least 3 ft and 30mm thick, never seen anything like it in uk, please inform dog walkers as it may not be native to uk, looked online all day nothing like this native.
|Posted by micky brown on October 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
Around about 5pm on the last few evenings there has been a flock (called a charm) of Goldfinches arriving in the park before they go off to roost. If you want to see them, they congregate in the tallest tree right at the top of the park. They flock together in small groups of half a dozen or so and chatter about the days business and where they found the best food etc. Then they fly off and get together with other groups and come back a minute or so later with an even bigger flock. They keep ...Read Full Post »