Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Don't Pick the Wild Flowers

Every year an outstanding specimen fragrant orchid grows near the path just above the woods on Cotley Hill. For the last four years, no sooner has the orchid reached perfection than it has been picked.

True, there are thousands of orchids on the hillside, but that's where they belong.

To pick one (or more) is completely inconsiderate as it deprives others of an opportunity to enjoy the flower and prevents the plant from increasing numbers next year.

The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, we are incredibly privileged as a village to have it 'on our doorstep' and to have access to it, please treat it with respect.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Norton Bavant Field Day, 7 June 2008 - CANCELLATION

Indications are that a considerable number of people will be away from the village
on Saturday and the event will not be viable. The decision has been made, regrettably, that the ‘Field Day’ must be cancelled.

Wild Orchids on Cotley Hill

After a month away, a walk up Cotley Hill in the sunshine was a delight. The hillside is festooned with wild orchids.

Today I saw large numbers of spotted orchids and fragrant orchids as well as some bee orchids and twayblades. There are white helleborines and twayblades in the woods.

They won't be there for very long, so get yourselves up there.

Race for Life

Well, we did it!

On what was a pretty miserable morning in Marlborough the Norton Bavant Harriers got round the course in record time, 33 minutes and raised over £400 for Cancer Research in the process, we were supported by the usual suspects Jasper, David & Martin along with Marcia’s parents. Thank you for sponsoring us and it’s not too late to add to the funds. Please make your cheques payable to Race for Life.