Monthly Archives: July 2012

We’re going on a butterfly hunt …………….

Eleven o’clock sharp,  our small band of butterfly hunters set off to see what we could see for the Big Butterfly Count.  Conditions were not the best for butterfly spotting,  being mild, slightly overcast and breezy: butterflies are cold blooded … Continue reading

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The Big Butterfly Count – by Darren Shepherd

‘The Big Butterfly Count’ was launched by the one and only David Attenborough last Saturday, 14th July and runs until 5th August.   Counting butterflies helps us test the health of our environment, so, I thought we could gather some … Continue reading

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Yorkshire in Bloom – by Chris Parapia

On Wednesday 11th July “Friends of Parkinson’s Park” was visited by “Yorkshire in Bloom” judges Peter and Christine  as part of the “Its Your Neighbourhood” initiative which has been established by the Royal Horticultural Society. The judges were accompanied round … Continue reading

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Hotel Le Scarabee

Hotel Le Scarabee opened for business last weekend – Guiseley’s newest lifestyle residency.   Look out for upcoming reviews on Tripadviser. Rain delayed construction by a week,  but all was bright and sunny on Saturday 14th July, as the last wood … Continue reading

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Hibernaculum Hotel

The Friends of Parkinson’s Park exists as a vehicle for local people to improve the Park in a way they see as relevant – within the bounds of the aim of a landscape park, the overall landscape plan, and the … Continue reading

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Bird Watch – Gone But Not Forgotten, by Darren Shepherd

Hello again and welcome to the next bird watch post. This post is about some very rare birds that took up residence on the Bellway building site a few years back, but have now gone. The first bird is the … Continue reading

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