Alpacas in the morning frost.

Alpacas in the morning frost.

The recent cold snap has made for frosty white mornings here on the farm. We haven’t seen snow this winter, but the frosts have certainly transformed the landscape. It has even been sufficiently cold overnight to freeze our wildlife ponds. Have you captured the wintry weather around the farm? Share your pics with us on facebook (/MudchuteParkFarm) or twitter (@mudchute)!

Despite the cold, we are pressing on with improvement works across Mudchute. There is much to do before Spring arrives! Interested in lending a hand? We’d love to hear from anyone who has time, tools or expertise to share! Please get in touch our volunteer coordinator Louise at

Long shadows cast by the low morning sun.

As December begins, the nights grow longer and the temperature drops. We are approaching the shortest day of the year, which occurs on the 21st of this month and it’s certainly feeling wintry. By now, most of the trees have already lost their leaves and the mornings are tinged white with frost. Despite the shorter days, the loss of leaves does often make the few daylight hours feel brighter, and certainly make this an excellent time of year for birdwatching. More on the next page!

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