Open Meadows – Postbridge
- Date: 16 June 2019
- Time: 10am - 4pm
- Address: Challacombe Farm, Postbridge PL20 6TD
- Grid ref: SX693 794
Take a walk around the hay meadows which Naomi Oakley & Mark Owen are restoring with green hay, and the wet, rhos pastures which should have Marsh Fritillary butterflies flying if the weather is good. There will also have a selection of lovely Icelandic and Shetland lambs for people to come and meet and watch playing.
Parking: In signposted flat field with shade.
Other notes: The event is free and there is a self guided marked walk of about 1 kilometre. Visitors with mobility issues or small children are welcome to park very close to the meadows to reduce the distance.
Everyone is very welcome, there is a loo, free tea and coffee, and nice dogs on leads can come too. Bring a picnic and stay longer, perhaps going for a longer walk, bird watching or just enjoying being in nature. See https://www.dartmoorfarm.com/ or Facebook for more about the farm.
The secret world of wild bees and other pollinators: two talks by naturalists Brigit Strawbridge Howard and John Walters
14 September 2019
Did you know that some solitary nesting bees lay their eggs in empty snail shells? Or that cuckoo bees make other bees take care of their eggs? Or that certain wasps are potters and craft urns? Come to Ashburton Arts Centre on 12th September, 7.30pm to discover the world of wild bees. Click here for more information.