If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!
A Teddy Bear’s Picnic!
The friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve are having an open day on Saturday, 30th May. Not just any old open day, but a teddy bear’s picnic theme.
There will be lots of great activities for children and we would love you to join us. The reserve will be open from 12-3pm and entry is free. Refreshments will be on sale.
Why not come along and bring a picnic to enjoy in our meadow?
On Saturday, 27th July 2013 there is the next Dacres Wood Nature Reserve open day. The nature reserve will open from 12-3pm and like normal it can be accessed through Honeyfield Mews (the driveway to the right of Homefield House).
I look forward to seeing lots of you there!
Ahead of our Open Day this Saturday there will be a “Friends of” meeting from 11-12 to complete and sign the constitution.
A big THANK YOU is necessary here. As we attended the Perry Vale Ward Assembly on Saturday, 27th October where we (the FoDWNR) bid for £2000. The bid was put in to get a digger in to remove some of the silt from the pond closest to Catling Close. Luckily we were successful in our bid, so my thank you is to all those who came along and voted in our favour.
My second thank you is to all those who came along, and braved the cold, to support the open day on Sunday, 28th. Sunday was the second ever meeting of the Friends of Dacres Wood and it was the Bring and Take day organised in conjunction with the Forest Hill Society. I know lots of people were very generous with both their time and their belongings, lots was brought along.
I hope all who came along had a great time, I know I did. The next Friends of Dacres Wood meeting is Saturday, 23rd February 2013 at 12.15pm.
Next Saturday (28th) from 1-4pm the nature reserve will be open. After such a successful open day last month, we look forward to seeing many of you here again this month.
Just a super quick reminder, there is an open day next Saturday (26th) from 1pm-4pm. It would be a good opportunity to see the changes in the pond since the last open day.
It was a lovely day. Here are a couple of photos I took, showing the full length of the pond, and some mallards who were enjoying it. At the other end, a pair of moorhens look as if they will be nesting again, and Paul saw a pair of stock doves, and a female sparrow-hawk.
On Saturday, 31st May 2014 we have our first ever Teddy Bear’s picnic. Come along and have a picnic with your favourite teddy, make a sculpture and help hunt for teddies! Please bring your teddy and a picnic.
Of course as usual, the nature reserve will be open for visits and light refreshment will be available to purchase in the field centre.
Good to see lots of new local people coming today responding to our leafletting.
Fascinating to see the roots sent out from the fallen trunks of willow when the water level has fallen so much: