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 have been seen in the past and looks...
Winter in the Park

Winter in the Park

Australia would envy the rainfall in the park this winter, but some great days during this winter season include – Carols in the Park was big success on 21 December 2019, with Besses o’ th’ Band and Do Your Thing choirs putting on superlative...
Fox in the park

Fox in the park

Something startled him. He darted like an arrow, russet-brown, still slightly fluffy, out of the wildflower corner and up to the tennis courts, where he wheeled around. He was fully alive, wide-eyed at his surroundings, astonished at finding out that he could run. A...
Laughing matters in the park?

Laughing matters in the park?

Catherine D muses about whippits (the items, not the canines) Unsightly litter in the park often meets the eye. Such rubbish has to be picked up, shoved wearily into ghoulish black bags and disposed of. Invariably, one asks oneself, holding up a discarded umbrella, a...