Friday, 31 December 2010

New Hedgehog Course for March

Britain’s hedgehogs are in serious decline and the hedgehog has now been placed on the Red List of threatened species in need of conservation
A course, consisting of an illustrated talk and workshop, will be held by Toni Bunnell
Sunday March 6, 2011 1.30 – 4pm
Black Swan Inn
, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR 01904 679 131
Entry: £10
To secure a place on the course, please contact Toni Bunnell (details below).
Course content:
Reasons for the decline of hedgehogs in Britain
First aid treatment
How to treat sick or injured hedgehogs
Caring for baby hedgehogs
Encouraging hedgehogs into your garden
Proceeds to go to York Hedgehog Rescue Centre
with 10% to go to Hull Hedgehog Rescue Centre (Lorraine Jackson)

For information contact: Toni Bunnell (01904 791124)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Scarcroft Community Orchard Further Update

Dear Friends,

After talking with Brian from Parks at CYC and with the tree supplier at Rogers nurseries this morning, we have, sad to say, decided that it is better not to plant this weekend. We risk too much harm to the trees, and further wintry conditions will mean we can't care for them properly to get good establishment. We will hope to plant towards the end of January/beginning of February, when we have an idea of how conditions are then.

Many thanks for all your enthusiasm for this project - it will happen!

'Til then, keep warm, and enjoy happy festive times.

Best Wishes

Laura Potts

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Scarcroft Community Orchard Update

Please note that the Scacroft Community Orchard planting has been postponed until Saturday 18th December 10 - 3pm.