Our first work party in 2017 was very well supported by 15 enthusiastic members on 7th January. The following day 28 members of Friends of Hagg Wood enjoyed a delicious New Year lunch at the Sports Club, 12 of these had walked some of the various paths in the wood prior to the lunch and noted some of the work that had been done over the previous months.
It was very encouraging to see so many families with children exploring Hagg Wood over the Christmas and New Year period. So often we read in newspapers and hear on television that children today are too busy with their electronic devices and do not go outdoors very much and experience nature. This does not seem to be a problem in Dunnington but perhaps this is because we have the benefit of Hagg Wood on the edge of the village just waiting to be enjoyed.
Our next indoor event will be on Wednesday 22nd February in the Reading Room at 8pm, when Guy Mandziuk, who grew up in Dunnington, will be telling us about his volunteering experiences in the Philippines after the 2013 typhoon and in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. Non-members will also be very welcome at what promises to be a very interesting talk.
Our next working party will be on Saturday 11th February from 10 am until 1 pm. Non- members who wish to see what we do will be made very welcome even if they only wish to stay for a short time. Meet at the Hagg Farm end of Intake Lane. All tools will be provided but please wear strong shoes or wellies.