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Obelisk Spinney is a small but important area of woodland to the north of Northampton, between the village of Boughton and the Obelisk Rise housing estate in Kingsthorpe.

It is managed by a small committee of volunteers, who form the Obelisk Spinney Pocket Park Community Interest Company (company no 06082074)









If you would like to support us in looking after this beautiful community area, please get in touch or register as a friend of the Spinney or just come along to our next meeting or work party

We look forward to meeting  you!



A black squirrel was recently spotted in the Spinney a rarity in this area.  Black squirrels originate from North America and are the same species as grey squirrels, the only difference being that they have a piece of DNA missing on a gene that produces pigment, meaning they can only produce black fur, as scientists at Anglia Ruskin University have discovered.  About a dozen black squirrels from North America were released in Woburn, Bedfordshire about a 100 years ago, the first recorded sighting being in 1912, and numbers have risen steadily over the years.  They have been a common sight in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire for many decades now, and are beginning to spread westwards, it would seem.  Please submit any further sightings to us using the Report a sighting form.


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