Just like our other green pub quiz except in Bristol this time! Join us at the Kensington Arms in Redland for another night of fun environment-themed pub quizzing. It’s like a standard pub quiz with teams of up to 5 people, except all the questions will be about nature and climate change. Full details on Facebook or Eventbrite.
Join us in the upstairs room of the Bath Brew House for a fun evening of Green quizzing! It’s like a standard pub quiz with teams of up to 5 people, except all the questions will be about nature and climate change. Full details on Facebook or Eventbrite.
A fun and relaxed led walk through some of Bristol’s under-explored natural areas. We will begin at St Werburgh’s City Farm at 10:30am, walk across Purdown and Stoke Park to Snuff Mills, and then on to Frenchay. We will stop for lunch at the White Lion (not included) but feel free to bring a picnic if you would rather. After lunch we’ll walk back through the woodland of Stoke Park. The whole walk will be about 7 or 8 miles.
Writer and researcher Nikki Jones and Shaun Waycott from Avon Wildlife Trust will be leading the walk and they’ll be able to answer your questions about the flora and fauna we find. Also water and environmental management lecturer at Bristol University Dr Claire Gronow will be talking about the history and management of the Frome river.
We were thrilled to have Jon Attwood from The Woodland Trust visit Hazeland recently. He has given us lots of ideas on how to plan for forest schools and family and special access days. Now we know exactly where we’ll need clearings, access points and compost loos!
It was extraordinary to see the extent of natural rewilding in two of the fields since the current owner has removed his sheep. Alder trees, in particular, seem to be springing up everywhere and Jon was surprised by the lack of deer damage and recent new growth. We even got time for some tree-hugging – for measurement purposes of course!
What do you do with people who book on Eventbrite but don’t show up? Bristol Inclusive Design & Development came up with an imaginative answer and charged everyone a small fee (£1.50) to be donated to Avon Needs Trees. At their recent grassroots event they raised £55 for us – thanks very much!
Local bat specialists tell us that we have the opportunity to seriously improve habitat for several endangered species. Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats, and also Barbastelles, have been recorded roosting and foraging in the area. These species tend to adopt rivers for their commuting, so our improvements to the Marden Valley river corridor, and the woodlands, should provide new breeding sites and foraging opportunities. These specialists tell us that Bechstein bats are also likely to be in our ancient woodland!