Beekeeping and wild flowers

Saturday, June 13th 2009

Another busy day here today. This morning at 8 o'clock six young men with their Youth Leaders came to transport logs out of one of the middle plantations, where they were not very accessible, to a location near the Field Centre from where they can easily be taken off site. They all worked very hard and managed to take out 100 logs. It was a very hot day for this type of work and we appreciated it very much.

Also the Beekeepers are running their beginners weekend. 21 people who are new to beekeeping turned up with their bee suits to learn how to properly look after these amazing creatures.

Wildflower walk group

In addition another 20 people turned up to take part in a wild flower walk around the whole site. This was supposed to take 2 hours but we ended up carrying on for another hour in the beautiful sunshine. Plants we indentified included - Adder's Tongue Fern, Marsh Cinquefoil, Butterwort, Foxglove, Hawkweed and various orchids. This was run as part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. Everyone seemed to enjoy their walk and hopefully they learned something new.

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