In preparation for our 20th Anniversary Event on 4 June, fourteen volunteers did an excellent job in cutting the grass, clearing brambles, brash and logs around the “Drumming Circle” and adjoining areas.
Month: May 2016
Our next work party is on Saturday 28th May and we would be delighted to see any new volunteers. We meet at 10 am at the top of Intake Lane and work until 1 pm with a break midway, but even help for just an hour would be appreciated. All the necessary tools are provided.
In 1996 the Friends of Hagg Wood was formed to campaign for continued public access to the wood and will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Hagg Wood from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.
Music and songs will be performed by the Dunnington Community Choir and local folk group Woodsmoke.
Nature trail and Craft Activities
Soft drinks and cakes will be available.
All are welcome to join in the celebration (Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult)
If arriving by car please note that parking at the end of Intake Lane is very limited and it would be best to park before the lane narrows. Please do not block drives and gateways.
If heavy rain on the day the event will be held in the Dunnington Reading Room.
Woodlands provide especially fertile areas for insects to flourish, to the benefit of local bird life and other wildlife. The importance too of bees and other insect pollinators to the human food chain is increasingly recognised. Andrew Cutts and the Urban Buzz York team (see https://www.buglife.org.uk/urban-buzz/york). are now actively aiming to improve our local natural environment for them to flourish. Andrew will be giving us an illustrated talk on how we can make the wood more attractive to pollinating bees, butterflies and other insects. His talk will immediately follow our AGM
Meet at 8pm in the Dunnington Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, and refreshments 50p.
Markenfield Hall is one of England’s finest surviving 14th Century country houses, and is located 3 miles south of Ripon. We will meet at the Reading Room car park at 10.30am or directly at the West Gate Car Park (free to NT and non-NT members) at Fountains Abbey at 12 noon for our walk to Markenfield Hall by about 1.30pm. Bring a packed lunch. We aim to have tea at the Fountains Abbey main visitor’s centre at about 4pm. Please let David know on 488674 if you need a lift from Dunnington.
Our next work party is on 7 May and we would be delighted to see any new volunteers. We meet at 10 am at the top of Intake Lane and work until 1 pm with a break midway, but even help for just an hour would be appreciated. All the necessary tools are provided.