The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is urging us to forget the cut flowers this Mother's Day and dedicate an area of living hay meadow jam packed with native flowers instead.
Officials say that giving a living bouquet will help to safeguard threatened wildflower hay meadows and the wildlife they sustain by supporting the trust’s ongoing education and conservation work across the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland.
Further information: www.ydmt.org/LivingBouquet
Monday, 2 March 2015
Sunday, 1 March 2015
Saturday, 28 February 2015
|Chip off the old block ... sculptor |
Sarah Smith whose work
features in the exhibition.
In the year that the national trail celebrates its 50th birthday, the visitor attraction has teamed up with a group of local artists to produce Pennine Ways which runs until 26 April and highlights the popular walking route using art, photography and sculpture.
Friday, 27 February 2015
The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway which runs just outside Skipton, is holding a volunteering open day on Sunday 8 March with vacancies to suit most people of all ages over 16 and backgrounds.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
There are fun family events such as pond dipping, monthly wildlife watch sessions, and outdoor fun in the woods and meadows with activities such as den building, playing games and making things.
Those who like to get more involved can join in the foraging and fudge making session, try their hand at the traditional skill of dry stone walling or get their hands dirty by helping to build an earth oven.
For those keen to know a little bit more about the area there are a range of guided walks including geology, wildflowers heritage and wildlife. The programme also includes a range of World War One related events.
ANOTHER GREAT YEAR
Spokesperson Leanne Fox, said, “2015 looks set to be another great year with loads of really fun and interesting events planned.
"We have some of the old favourites in the programme again, like our rock art walk and our Gouthwaite Farm walk, but also have some new events, including an opportunity to hopefully see the elusive Black Grouse, recently re-introduced to Upper Nidderdale, and a wild stuff session especially for 11 to 16 year olds which should be great fun."
Events take place between March and August and are designed to help people explore and appreciate this special area, which stretches north to Jervaulx and Masham, east to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, including villages such as Kirkby Malzeard, Grewelthorpe, Grantley and Sawley, and south to the River Wharfe at Ilkley and Otley, including the Washburn Valley.
The full programme can be found here