Monthly Archives: December 2014

Peregrine on All Saints Church

Keith Turner sent this photo of a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), which he spotted visiting the spire of All Saints Church near the Arboretum…….

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Presumably this bird is one of those from the well-known nest site on the Newton Building – it’s good to see the Peregrines are still around the city.

Thanks to Keith for the photo.  More of his work can be seen on his flickr site, which is well worth checking out.

Dead Chestnut at Bramcote Hills Park

I’ve applauded the managers of Bramcote Hills Park in the past for their positive attitude towards retaining deadwood as a habitat.  I spotted another example on a recent visit….

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This Sweet Chestnut trunk (identifiable as such by the distinctive spirals) has been retained as a feature, and will be add biodiversity value to the park – note the small white fungi colonising the spiral grooves, for instance.  Every park should have features like this!