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The Wildlife & Trees

The Park
 
Lake Meadows Park is an area of approximately 16.685 hectares or 40 acres of public park to the west side of Billericay which provides a community facility for local residents and visitors to the town.  For a small town, it provides a particularly beautiful area of open land, with mature trees and a large man-made lake that resemble a Capability Brown design of the eighteenth century, although, in fact, much of the park was not established until the early 20th century.  A wide variety of water birds grace the lake and both well-established and new trees can be enjoyed at all seasons.
 Trees
Alder
Ash
Beech
Birch
Gingko Bilbao
Cedar
Cherry
Sweet/Horse Chestnut
Cypress
Elder
Sweet Gum
Hawthorn
Hazel
Holly
Hornbeam
Horse Chestnut
 
Larch
Lime
Magnolia
Pine
Plane
Poplar
Maple
Oak
Dawn Redwood
Rowan
Sequoia
Sycamore
Walnut
Wellingtonia
Willow
A tree walk has been created and a map, information sheet and a Children's quiz sheet is available from the Friends Information Centre when open
 
Birds
Blackbird
Bullfinch
Blackcap
Canada Goose
Chaffinch
Coot
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Crested Grebe
Gull
Sparrow Hawk
Mallard
 

 
Moorhen
Tawny Owls
Robin
Mandarin Duck
Mute Swan
Thrush
Blue/Great/Coal/LongtailedTit
Tree Creeper
Garden Warbler
Green Woodpeckers
Greater & Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers
 
Animals
Badger
Bats (Pipistrelle/Daubentons)
Bumble bee
Butterflies
Cricket
Fox
Frog
Grasshopper

 

Grass snake
Hedgehog
Smooth & Palmate Newts
Grey Squirrel
Rabbit
Snail
Toad
Wood mouse

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