As the weather has been a little bit kinder to us recently I’ve started doing my daily walk through Queens Park in Bolton once again where it was great to see bulbs of wild Garlic starting to show some shoots.
Not much unusual in the way of birdlife although I’ve seen the Kingfisher a few times this week flying up and down the River Croal, hopefully looking for suitable nesting sites, and on Monday I saw a Teal on the river, a new Queens Park ‘tick’ for me.
Work is continuing on the lower pond where the rangers are building some fishing platforms on the recently dredged lake. Hopefully they’ll move the fish back into the pond before Spring kicks in properly so the local coarse anglers can try their hand at catching some of the local Carp. It looks good and it’s great to see the work continuing to improve the quality of the ponds.
There’s also a bit of work going on at near the Southern end of the park where I think they’re making a new play area or car park – I’m not entirely sure – but it’s refreshing to see the local council is still going ahead with improvements where so many others would have cancelled them due to budget cuts.