NATURE IN THE PARK
Over the last few years there have been over 35 species of birds recorded in the park. Let us know what you see and send us some of your sightings.
As you might expect we have a lot of trees in the park. Quite a few were cut down during the renovations in 2011 either to allow more light and to increase bio diversity or because of damage/disease. It seemed a bit drastic at first but most visitors are happier with the open vistas this has created.
It wasn't all cutting down - almost 200 new trees were planted. The park now includes species of maple, horse chestnut, birch, wild cherry, poplar, oak, beech, ash, lime, willow and also conifers.
Visit the park to try to identify them using the free downloads from the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives site. They have charts for leaves, twigs and other fun activities aimed at children but useful for grown ups too.
As you walk round the glen you will find various species of wild flowers. There are a number of books that will help you identify wildflowers and you can also visit the 'Wild flowers of the British Isles' website.
Tell us what you find
Feel free to get in touch telling us what you have found and sending us your pictures.