..Crikeys hasn’t it come about quick!
Hope this finds you warm and cosy …there’s a bbrrrr to be felt in the air out there, but how gloriously fresh it is ..and colourful! I almost think this is THE time of year for gandering, the things I enjoy the most..crunchy golden leaves and squelchy earth, ooh and the hedgerows brimming with berries and nuts. Tis a feast for the senses..and belly! Can’t wait to head out to enjoy it with you some more on this months green walks this Sunday!
“We will be taking a look at the old Assembly Rooms and hearing about the unusual way the building was funded, discovering old bridges that cross Truros many Rivers, visiting grand old houses and their past owners…and more..” – Christine.
As ever we’ll be meeting outside Truro Cathedral at 2pm, finishing back at the same place at 4pm. We won’t be doing so much stomping this time, more stopping and listening so do bring extra layers to keep warm and cosy if needs be.
Hope to see you Sunday! 🙂
We’re going foraging on this months green walk – can’t wait! (details below). I’ve been making a start, collecting nettles along the hedgerows by my house and transforming the wonderfully tender spring leaves into pestos and nettle soup. Nettles are a little know superfood with much higher levels of iron than the famed spinach and contain the greatest levels of protein of any leafy green and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.. For more on the wonders on nettles (and other wild foods), here’s a great place to start: http://www.eatweeds.co.uk/frank-cook-on-nettle
Between 10 – 11am we will be exploring bats! Your chance to meet Norman the bat and be part of installing Furniss Islands brand new bat boxes! Sue and Chris from the Cornwall Bat Group will be giving a talk on bats, their conservation with ideas on what you can do to help.
Then from 11am-1pm we will be starting work on a new Mayoral Bee Garden on Furniss Island. Part of Mayor Lindsay Southcombes ‘Year of the Bee’, this specially designed garden will provide much-needed habitat, rich with bee friendly plants. The garden is being designed by Lindsay with the help of Probus-based gardener Adam Carveth who will be on hand to oversee work. To make it a reality we need helping hands to come along and be part build this wonderful new haven for bees! There will be small and BIG jobs from hedge cutting to digging and tidying to suit all abilities! All tools and equipment provided.
Finally from 1pm, there will be a well-earnt community picnic to feed hungry bellies! Everyone bring and tasty dish and drink to share. A great opportunity to meet local residents and find out about the friends and Plant your Park project.
Everyone welcome. Event totally FREE! Pop along and dip into any/all of the days activities! For more info:firstname.lastname@example.org. Find attached the poster, feel free to share with friends.
Reckon I’ve broken all tardy records with this months post. Away in Sussex at the mo where time seems to have sped up about 10 fold – rather missing the slightly slower pace back in the South West..
All welcome. Walk FREE (of course)! Bring binoculars, ID books and wrap up warm! Start and finishing as ever from Truro Cathedral 2-4pm. RSVP via the event page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/495214777190957/