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Jennifer Hall is our member who specialises in building insect hotels, often in schools and with many children helping. She is also warden of the Rossett Nature Reserve and has planted many trees with the Rotary program in the area. As a member of the Sorroptomists in Harrogate she has enthused to them about the importance of helping improve wildlife habitat in our area. Impressed with all her work they nominated her for the 'Environment Volunteer Award'. There were several nominations and Jennifer was the only Highly Commended award in the Environment Group, being runner up to the whole Starbeck in Bloom team who received the Oscar. Well done Jennifer.
Perfect weather at the Nidderdale Show on 23rd September, an ideal opportunity to meet many local people who are already making their gardens wild life friendly and want to learn what more they can do.
Whilst RHS Harlow Carr staff and volunteers were busy talking to the many Flower Show visitors we were privileged to have been invited to work with the families making mini bug hotels and pots for seed planting. It was fun being 'hands on' and also exchanging allotment and garden experiences with people from the Lake District and Northumberland to the north and Wakefield and Halifax to the south.
Allotment Show - Sunday 18th Aug 2013
It was another busy day on Sunday at the Allotment show
held in the Valley Gardens. We were pleased to receive a visit
from Mayor Mike Newby and his consort. On our stand we had a selection of wildlife friendly plants, books and bug boxes.
Ripley Show - Sunday 11th Aug 2013
Our stand in the Women’s Institute tent was a welcome shelter for many visitors during the various showers during the day. The skull quiz was a very popular attraction generating a lot of debate. The stand also received a special visitor in the form of a shield bug.
It seemed to appear from one of the bug boxes on sale
which proves they do work!
Biodiversity is simply the web of life on Earth
It comprises a hugely diverse range of species, genes and ecosystems