Friday, 19 June 2015

Bistort in Leazes Park




Here is a good array of Bistort which I noticed recently.

At the moment Leazes Park is getting overgrown due to
budget cuts and of course, plants growing!

Other than invasive species such as the Japanese Knotweed and the spread of Rhodedendron, also our furry friends Rattus norvegicus, this is good news for wildlife as seeds and undergrowth proliferates.
Sometimes a large amount of people will converge on the park at once for events and when this happens a large amount of mess can be left behind.

The Park is now being maintained by Volunteer Rangers, Groundworks , and some of the Leazes Park Angling Club are getting in the Lake with their chest waders on to clean up mess and provide some habitat for the waterbirds and fish.

Lots of Canada Geese have had chicks this year and they have got well trained local people to feed them with either white bread or grain!





Hedgehog in Dumfries &Galloway Woods



Another photo from our recent visit to Dumfries & Galloway.
The woods in the "Forests of the Solway Coast" are very special.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Science Central looking towards Westgate Hill and Big Lamp



Another photo by Jeff, taken from an empty space in the Science Central area, is it a car park or something? We are looking up towards the tower block flats on Westgate Road, known as Vallum Court, Westgate Court and Todds Nook (Multi Storey Flats, Westgate Road).
You can also see the new (ish) Sikh Gudwara and St. Matthews Church.

Newcastle Civic Centre

Jeff sent a photo of Newcastle Civic Centre which was recently taken, looking from St Mary's Place.

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