7th August Woodland Crafts 6

We had a wonderful day on the brickfloor at the Orchard. It was looking at its best in the sunlight. The sound of metal hitting wood rang out as ten youngsters put their hearts and souls into making mallets from the cut branches on our log pile. Tony Tohill gave everyone the confidence needed to ...

How to Make a Bumble Hotel

For each hotel, you will need a 2L pop bottle, washed and dried, 1 metre of twine and about 15 metres of dried bamboo, elder, raspberry, thistle, dock, cow parsley or other hollow stemmed plant, and some sticky tape. A variety of stems will provide different sized crevices for different sized bees and other pollinators ...

28th July Foraging Necklace, Be friendly to bees

With the summer holidays just started and lots of people away, this event turned out to be a spontaneous affair. Families saw my set up on a tarp near the play area and came over out of curiosity. Once a little crowd had gathered, we played a pollinating game which involved being a bee, with ...