Squirrels and more

A count of the amount of squirrels that we have in the park was done in early December. They are easy to spot and count at this time of year as there is no leaf cover for them to hid in. They do tend to migrate in and out of the park from Rickerby village …

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We need your help

The poster says it all. But should you see anything we would really appreciate it if you report it to the police.


First winter flood

Well today we have the usual winter flood in Rickerby Park, no dog walkers, no joggers in fact it’s very quiet just the swishing, tinkling as the water rushes by. Usually there are uni students crossing the memorial bridge from the Warwick Road area to walk through Rickerby Park to attend the University of Cumbria …

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Hide and seek then

Well then are we going to play hide and seek then? I’ve hidden all the nuts away but I can’t remember where I put them. It’s a busy time for us Squirrels you know and my young are still hanging around. I had three little ones to look after this year. It would be nice …

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New bird boxes

On a fine sunny Saturday morning I met with Brian a conservationist who has a great wealth of knowledge about birds and their habitats after putting up thousands of nest boxes throughout north Cumbria since a boy. He showed me how to put the nesting boxes up and in the correct position taking into account …

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Keep your eyes open

It pays to look around as while walking Ruby my dog through the park in the early part of the week I came across a greater spotted woodpecker tapping away quite happily trying to attract a mate, the nest hole being visible.

New Waste Bin

We now have a new waste bin on the park thanks to the Green Spaces team. It is situated at the Cenotaph car park and it is very well used by the park walkers, but it also stood up well when the park flooded this year in March and left the tide mark around the …

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New kissing gate for Eden Bridge Gardens

We now have a brand-new wood kissing gate and handrail in place of the old climb over metal stile which was a real pain. It is in keeping with the wooded area that it leads too, so well done to Kim from Green Spaces team.