We'd like to put information on this page about birds. animals and plants seen in the park. We've started a couple of lists here. Email us to tell us what you've seen and when. If you have photos, we'd love you to send them in.
Black headed gull
Woodpecker (greater spotted)
In 2017 We put up a tree sparrow box, three robin boxes and a bat box.
We put up a dozen or so tit and robin boxes in winter 2018/19.
We cleaned out the nest boxes in 2021 and discovered that most had been used.
We put up another 50 boxes, sponsored by local people, in 2021.
Deer (we don't know which species - but they have killed one of our new specimen trees by stripping off the bark)
Red mason bee
Dragonfly (in the meadow)
Beech - Fagus sylvatica
Purple beech - Fagus sylvatica 'Atropurpurea'
English oak - Quercus robur
Red oak (Quercus rubra or Quercus borealis - not sure yet)
Laburnum (Laburnum vossii) - near the playground
Maple (Acer vareties) (sugar maple or silver maple - not sure yet)
Lucombe oak - Quercus x hispanica 'Lucombeana' (this has spiky acorn cups)
Sycamore - Acer pseudoplatanus
Norway maple - Platanus acerifolia
Whitebeam - Sorbus aria
Rowan - Sorbus aucuparia
Upright rowan - Sorbus aucuparia 'Fastigiata'
Birch - Betula pendula, B. nigra and B. utilis 'Jacquemontii'
Horse chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum
Wild cherry - Prunus avium
Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna
Holly - Ilex aquifolium
Ash - Fraxinus excelsior
Lime - Tilia species (not identified yet)
Japanese cherry (various)
Elm (Ulmus species) - not identified yet.
Elder - Sambucus nigra
Hazel - Corylus avellana
Dogwood - Cornus sanguinea
Dog Rose - Rosa canina
Goat willow - Salix caprea
Common osier - Salix viminalis
Broad-leaved dock - Rumex obtusifolius
Stinging nettle - Urtica dioica
Cat's ear (abundant yellow flower in the meadow)
Cuckoo flower (milkmaids)
Common bent - Agrostis capillaris
Common reed - Phragmites australis - in the wet area north of the playground. Field wood rush - Luzula campestris
Coprinus comatus - Shaggy inkcap (near noticeboard)
Pholiota squarrosa - Shaggy scalycap (on beech in middle of meadow)
Meripilus giganteus - giant polypore (on several mature beech)
Ganoderma species (on oak near tennis courts)
Marasmius oreades - fairy ring fungus (in the meadow)