It was a superb sunny day with the Spring Lane car park full to overflowing and many visitors enjoying the facilities.
The butterfly walk was showing many species of insects including:-
Regarding the honey bees, our six hives are now occupied and we will soon be placing two within the solar farm. The remainder will follow next spring.
At present the bees are resident nearby and have produced a small quantity of honey which we will be offering for sale on our open day on Saturday 14th November at Mapperley Social Club.
Our honey is just extracted from the comb, strained, settled for 48 hours and then poured into jars so you have a natural product with little if any nutrition and flavours removed. No filtration is involved, as occurs in many commercial products, which removes health giving pollen and flavours.
We will be moth trapping during October (weather permitting) so look to our website for the results.
We have been given grants for 500+ native trees for boundary planting, shrubs for wildlife and wild flower seeds for insects. Volunteers are urgently required this winter for planting these.
Please contact us if you can provide some help however small.
Dog fouling is still prominent within the park.
Please report any offenders to Gedling Borough Council or to our website as it is both unpleasant, unhealthy and detrimental to the park's flora and fauna. It is totally irresponsibility by some dog's owners, and due to the many complaints received action will have to be taken. This will unfortunately affect all responsible dog owners as well as the offenders.