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Action in 2020 - November

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 Thursday 5th November Chantry Park Chantry Park covers an area of 124 acres and is the largest park in Ipswich.  The area was designated a Conservation Area in 2005 an dis a County Wildlife Site.                                                                                There are a variety of habitats including ponds, grassland, native and non-native plants and woodland including some veteran trees.  There are a variety of mammals and reptiles as well as birds. The Sri Chimnoy  (Peace Mile) Autumnal colours Atlas Cedar

Action in 2020 - October

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 Saturday 30th October Staverton Thicks Staverton Thicks is a site of Special Scientific Interest, a Nature Conservation Review site and a Special Area of Conservation.  It is in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Thicks is a dense woodland with mature pollarded oaks and some of the tallest holly trees in the country. Two holly trees stunting the growth of an oak due to their proximity The Thicks has been unmanaged for a number of years making it a wonderful place to wander.  There is a variety of lichen and flora and varies invertebrates including some rare species.

Action in 2020 - October

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 Wednesday 7th October Rendlesham Forest Rendlesham is a forest of tall pine trees and well mark paths and cycle trails.  It is an ideal spot for the naturalist with plenty of birds and insects including damselflies and dragonflies.  If your lucky you might spot deer and squirrels. The forest is a great place in autumn for fungi foraging. Just some of the many pine trees Stinkhorn Leafy Brain Hairy Curtain Crust A small collection of fungi 

Action in 2020 - October

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 Wednesday 14th October Holywells Park, Ipswich Holywells Park dates back to medieval times. It is a County Wildlife Site and a Conservation Area with two listed buildings - The Stable Block and the Conservatory. It has also been designated a Regionally Important Geodiversity Site. It is a beautiful site with stunning trees, ponds and green areas etc. There is an abundance of wildlife with mammals, insects and birds. Moorhen One of the ponds surrounded by autumn foliage. A few of the trees that adorn the park