Go Wild Week

You may have seen this advertised in the Bentham News, but just in case you haven’t – these events have been arranged to help you explore our local wildlife along the Wenning.

Tuesday 11th August 2pm: Family Friendly Sketch Walk
Doris Rohr will guide an outdoor sketching walk along the Wenning up to Staggarth Farm. Meet at the cattle grid below St Margaret’s Church at 2pm for a leisurely walk along Lane Foot and then following the footpath along the river to Staggarth. Bring your own drawing materials, from wax crayone or felt tip pens to biro, a sketchpad or exercise book, preferably unruled! Family groups are welcome. Please register with Doris dorisrohr1964@gmail.com, stating how many participants from one household will join.

Wednesday 12th August 2pm: Wildflower Walk
Sue Halsall will lead a walk (same route as Doris) to look at wildflowers. Now fully booked – sorry.

Setting a moth trap: Date TBC as weather dependent
Did you know that we have over 2,500 different types of moths in the UK? Some are more colourful than butterflies, others look like the’ve come straight out of a Lord of the Rings film! In August Anne Thwaites will be setting up a moth trap and inviting locals of all ages to explore what we’ve caught the night before. No moths will be harmed of course. We will need a warm, dry night so date and time to be confirmed. If you would like to join Anne, please email her by August 7th anne.weinhold@gmail.com to let her know how many participants will be from one household.

Accompanied children are welcome at all these events. We will be keeping physical distancing and will limit numbers, so you do need to register with the organiser. Please bring hand sanitiser with you & wearing masks and gloves is optional. We will be outdoors all the time, so dress for whatever weather is going on and for following footpaths of varied quality.


YDMT Bumblebees and Wildflowers talk TONIGHT!!!

Coffee, Cake, conversation and….Bumblebees!!

Just a reminder that this month we are encouraging people to go to the Friends of Bowland event tonight, Thursday, at Looking Well, for your Green Cafe fix. Tania St Pierre will be talking about a Buzz in the Meadows bumblebees, wildflowers, pollination from 7.30 – 9.00pm. ┬áThis is at Looking Well Studios, King St. High Bentham.

Hope to see you all there ­čÖé

Give & Take & Hay Meadow Green Cafe!

Hi everyone – March is a very exciting month for BEST and also for all Bentham folk with unwanted stuff cluttering up their house/garage/shed and also for people who like taking away free stuff and stopping it going to landfill!

Yes folks, it’s Give & Take time again! ┬áPlease click the link below to download a poster with all the information. ┬áTell all your friends and neighbours too:

Give & Take March 2015

And if that’s not enough excitement for you, the Tuesday immediately after the Give & Take weekend is our next Green Cafe with Coffee/Tea & CAKE plus a very interesting topic all about Hay Meadows. ┬áClick the link below to download the poster with all the information:

2015 March Hay Meadows Green Cafe