Milham Ford Nature Park - slideshows from past years
A small cluster of the plants was found on 17 January 2016. Judy found some more a few days later and by 21 February the total had reached 18. The bee orchid needs up to 8 years' growth before flowering. If picked, the plant is unlikely to flower again and has lost its only chance of producing seeds. A few were found in 2017 and 2018. In both of these years the weather conditions had not been ideal for them.
SLIDESHOWS FROM PAST YEARS
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Flowers of Milham Ford Nature Park, 30 June 2013 Flickr
Flora and fauna in Milham Ford Nature Park, 26 May 2013 Flickr
Trees in the park, 21 October 2012 Flickr
Wildflowers of the Meadow Areas Photobucket
More Wildflowers of the Meadow Areas Photobucket
Insects of the Meadow Areas Photobucket
Hairy-footed flower bees These bees nest in holes in dry, sunny, banks, mounds or old walls. The males (one of them posed on Judy's finger) do not sting. Photos taken by Judy Webb in April 2014 are on Dropbox.
Yellow Loosestrife bee, Macropis europaea, found by Judy in the Park. For photos taken by Judy, click here
Flora & Fauna of the Ponds Photobucket Also short video of wasp dismembering a dragonfly it had attacked
'Phoenix' area where plants spring up from what started off as bare soil, sometimes as a result of dormant seed coming
to life after being disturbed and sometimes as a result of seed being brought in by birds or in imported soil. Photos taken in 2009 when this area was relatively bare Photobucket
Blue-Tits and Great-Tits in nest boxes Flickr Photos taken by Peter Somogyi on 12 May 2012
The slide show also includes photos Peter took of older Blue-Tit chicks and Great-Tit chicks in nest-boxes outside the window of his office at Oxford University's Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit. All the nest-boxes were made by Peter from the hollow trunks of ancient apple trees removed from the garden of the University's Halifax House in South Parks Road prior to the construction of the Medaware Epidemiology building.
Links to Picasa slideshows stopped working at the beginning of August 2016 when PIcasa was integrated into Google Photos. Picasa links are gradually being updated throughout this website but it's a time-consuming process. Those on this page do not work at present.
Photos of Great-Tit chicks in another nest-box in the Park can be seen on the slideshow of photos of volunteering activities there on Saturday, 21 April 2012 - click here Picasa - link to photos not yet replaced
Snow in the Park - February 2012 imgur - click on thumbnail to see larger photo, click on larger photo to enlarge further
Snow in the park - 6 January 2010 Picasa - link to photos not yet replaced
Spring and Summer 2011 in the Park Picasa - link to photos not yet replaced
Spring/Summer 2010 in the Park Picasa - link to photos not yet replaced
There is no slideshow showing fungi that have appeared in the Park since 2011, as photos would have duplicated those already available.
Fungi found in the park in 2011 Picasa - link to photos not yet replaced
Fungi found in the park in 2010 Picasa - link to photos not yet replaced
Fungi in the park - Autumn 2009 - two separate Photobucket slideshows Album 1 Album 2
Moth Night 2010 Friday, 28 May 2010 Flickr Click on the two arrows (top right) to show photos without adverts
Moth Night 2009 Saturday, 4 July 2009 Flickr Click on the two arrows (top right) to show photos without adverts
More Moth Night 2009 Picasa - link to photos not yet replaced
Moth Night 2008 7 June 2008 Flickr Click on the two arrows (top right) to show photos without adverts
Moth Night 2004 7 May 2004 Flickr Click on the two arrows (top right) to show photos without adverts
Children's play area Photobucket