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Make a Wildflower Meadow Roll

Make a Wildflower Meadow Roll

And rise to the moment! On 9 Sept 2021, the Friends of Heaton Moor Park helped welcome the boat ‘Rise to the Moment’ when it stopped at St Paul’s Church in Heaton Moor along the ‘Relay to COP 26’ journey ...
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Creating your own mini meadow

Creating your own mini meadow

If you attend (or have attended) the YCCN (Young Christian Climate Network) community event at St Paul’s church on 9th September 2021 you may have made a wildflower meadow seed roll to take home and plant in your garden. Here ...
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Squirrels in the Park

Squirrels in the Park

“Some of my feathered and four footed friends,” “Bobby Bushtail was a squirrel,And a naughty rascal too.He was sometimes so untidy,Mother didn’t know what to do...On the stool he’d stand and wriggleWhen she tried to brush his tail,And if she ...
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A sump in action

A sump in action

Sump (sŭmp) A low-lying place, such as a pit, that receives drainage. Soakaway (səʊkəˌweɪ) - a pit filled with rubble, etc, into which rain or waste water drains With the heavy rains this winter lasting into spring, the path by ...
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What’s been happening in the park?

What’s been happening in the park?

Despite the wet, windy and shall we say brisk weather recently, the park has been displaying all sorts of spring finery, from the copper beech leaves to the orange blossoms of the Berberis Darwinii.And it looks like the restrictions due ...
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Let's not forget the help for the Friends from our friends!

Let’s not forget the help for the Friends from our friends!

A rainy day like today makes us appreciate the Park in our minds although we may not actually be strolling around in the wind and gales. However, it's a great time to sit down at the old computer screen and ...
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Saving nature - a seed at a time

Saving nature – a seed at a time

Winter is coming. The park has been shrouded in mist for a few mornings recently, and the squirrels and jays are hoarding food for the hard times ahead. So industrious are they, that one wonders if they know it will ...
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The healing power of nature

The healing power of nature

“Glory be to God for dappled things -For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;Landscape plotted and pieced -fold, fallow, and plough;And all trades, their gear and tackle and ...
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Pips in the park

Pips in the park

Are there pips in the park...in the dark? As you may already know, pip is short for Pipstrelle, the most common kind of bat species in the UK, whose names range from Alcathoe to Whiskered. (1) Catherine describes how pips ...
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Spring colour in the park

Spring colour in the park

Even with the threat of coronavirus, we can still enjoy strolls (carefully distanced) in the park to admire the spring finery. Forsythia along Elms Road and Magnolia near Buckingham Road Primroses along the Peel Moat Road path Pink Camellia along ...
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What do those Friends do?

What do those Friends do?

You may wonder what the Friends get up to, besides organising and running popular annual events: Carols in the Park, the Easter Egg Hunt, Teddy Bear’s Picnic as well as and holding a monthly Garden in the Park Day. What ...
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What has Heaton Moor Park ever done for us?

What has Heaton Moor Park ever done for us?

Authors: Krysia and Catherine Well... It gave us the woodpecker… Many residents of the Heatons use the park every day – to walk their dogs, to play bowls, to listen to and observe the birds, to let their children play, ...
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