Saturday, 2 August 2014

Den Building

This week’s den building event was a huge success thanks to such a momentous turnout! In less than three hours, over fifty dens had popped up under the trees in Drinkwater Meadow and Knightslow Wood. There was such a variety in the size, shape and design of dens and it was great to see children (and grown-ups) getting stuck in and having fun. It was hard to pick out a favourite but we were particularly impressed with one design which included a purpose built annexe for hedgehogs! Good work.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this summer then why not give 50 things a go. Den building is just one of the 50 things you can do at Lyme but you could also have a go at tracking wild animals, pond dipping and bird watching. Follow the links below where you can download a full list and also a map of the 50 things trail at Lyme. 


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Little Owl Spotted!

Mid afternoon on Saturday, Gary and I were on our way out of the park to carry out some boundary repairs. As we drove out of the gate at West Park drive and up towards Shrigley road, we suddenly spotted one of these little beauties perched on a fence post!

Little Owl - Athene noctua
It stayed there long enough for us to snap this picture before it took off across the field below. John has previously recorded Little Owls here at Lyme so it’s refreshing to know that they are still around and enjoying the surrounding farmland.

Take a look at John’s previous post on Little Owls for more information on these cute and compact little characters and let us know if you’ve spotted one this year at Lyme by dropping us an email or by commenting on this post.