Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
SATURDAY 27th JULY 2013 - WOODLAND COMMUNITY FUNDAY.
The event was organised by Roy Lynch and John Hillier, and with the help of several fellow Society Directors, a very successful 'Fun Day' was enjoyed by children and adults alike.
The event included woodland arts and crafts such as bird and bat box making, willow hurdle making,wood turning, guided photography walks and talks along the trails. An excellent free picnic was provided for all the visitors and volunteers.
The society also gained twenty three new members, and even the sun shone almost until the end of the event, before the rain arrived.
We would like to thank the following people who made this such an enjoyable day, we are sure it will be repeated.
Thom Board from Keep Wales Tidy,who gave up a day of his holidays to attend, to demonstrate wood turning, several of the children were invited to try out this skill.
John Lewis for bringing along the bird and bat boxes and the children were able to build their own boxes under John's supervision. He was ably assisted in this, by Eric and Robert Smith. Thanks also to Richard Barrett from Keep Wales Tidy for supplying the extra boxes.
John and Marilyn James, who are local residents and society members, for displaying examples of John's woodcarving skills.
Roy Lynch and Des Markey for demonstrating the skill of building willow hurdles.
Nadine Morgan, who is the Biodiversity Project Officer for BGCBC, assisted by volunteer Emma, led a Nature Walk around part of the site where the children could identify some of the plants, birds, butterflies etc.
Amanda Smith of 'Masquerade', who is also a local resident and society member, for demonstrating her award winnning face painting and balloon modelling skills on the many volunteers. Please follow the link below, to visit the Masquerade website.
Last, but not least - thanks to Roy and John for their hard work in organising such an enjoyable day.
Photographs of the event.