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Pocket Park AGM… looking forward to 2013

We are a few weeks into 2013 already!!

In 2012 we were very busy planting bulbs, and putting on a number of activities everything from Pond Dipping and a Mini Beast Safari to a Badger Talk and a Bat Night, with a visit form Jo-Jo the Owl and more.

Jo Jo the White Faced Scops Owl

Jo Jo the White Faced Scops Owl

Our annual report is available here

Come to our AGM and see photographs of the activities & contribute your thoughts on activities for this year!

Please join us for our AGM on Saturday 2 February, 2 to 4pm at 47 Crowthorp Road, Rectory Farm. We look forward to seeing you there.

AGM 2013

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Planting for the future

On Saturday a small team planted spring bulbs including Daffodils, Star of Bethlehem, Wood Anemones and Blue Bells.  This was our last activity for 2012. Keep an eye on our activity page in January to see what we’ll be doing during 2013.

If want to plant bulbs soon, why not join members of the Residents Association and regulars at the Barn Owl this Saturday 13 October, 2-4pm on Olden Road, Rectory Farm, NN3 5DD. Good news we’ll be borrowing the Pocket Park’s nifty kit!

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New walking leaflet

A bit different but we have two postings today.

A new walks leaflet taking in areas surrounding Rectory Farm has been published as part of follow up grant as part of the Rectory Farm Ramble project. See the Rectory Farm Ramble tab for more information.

Pick up your copy from the Costcutter Supermarket, Olden Road, Rectory Farm. Enjoy!

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On a Pocket Park sortie

Last Saturday 22 September the annual Pocket Park Sortie took place which is organised by Rose Little the Pocket Park’s officer of Northamptonshire County Council.

It is a wonderful opportunity for pocket park volunteers to visit other parks, to get inspiration and reinforce the idea that each pocket park is part of a wider network.

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Jo Jo, The Owl

Here is our latest slide show which includes pictures of Jo Jo, the owl and our new banner. It was wet at times on Saturday afternoon but the new gazebo provided very good shelter!

At the time of posting the Pocket Park sortie for August has not been finalised. Please keep an eye on our activities page for information.

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Owls & Badgers

Don’t miss the last children’s event in the park this year which is next Saturday 7 July. John Ellis will be bringing one of his owls for us to see, along with a sample of pellets so that we can discover what it’s been eating lately! Please see the activities page for more information.

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It was fascinating on Tuesday night to learn more from Peter Edwards the Sett Recorder for the North Northants Badger Group telling us about badger activity in the county and the attempts to help them coexist with new roads and housing developments being built along their scent trails. Now we know the signs to look out for to tell if they are in the area. We welcomed guests from other Pocket Parks including Little Billing & Cogenhoe.

For more information please visit the sites of our two local Badger groups

Brockwatch (for Northampton & South West Northants)

North Northants Badger Group (this group covers areas to the North & East of our community across the stream including Ecton & Sywell)

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Badgers & Bats

Just a reminder about the Badger talk at this coming Tuesday’s Rectory Farm Residents Association AGM.

Tuesday 19 June, 7.30pm, Rectory Farm Community Centre.

Please see the poster on the activities page or follow the link below to the RFRA webiste for full information.

Rectory Farm Residents Association website

You may know that we have Pipistrelle & Daubenton Bats in our locality. Anne came across this Common Pipistrelle Bat, unfortunately not alive.



If you want to know more about bats including the Common Pipistrelle Bat visit the Bat Conservation Trust’s website on this link


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