Category Archives: Ecology

ORCHARD APPLES – DO NOT PICK YET

The apples in the Orchard are ripening, but they are not ready to pick yet. In previous years we’ve had people picking them far to early and then throwing them away – which is such a shame. So, this year … Continue reading

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STUDENT LILY ENDS HER PLACEMENT AT GREENSHAW GATE

Our thanks go to student Lily Davies who has spent the Winter and Spring doing her Craven College, Land and Wildlife Management, work placement in the Park supervised by Chris Parapia and Joanna Brooks. Lily has helped plant the Greenshaw … Continue reading

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WHAT TO SEE IN THE PARK – MAY

The colder weather recently has meant many plants are flowering a few weeks late. Still, there is a lot to see, and a lot of promise budding up for the weeks to come. Besides the delightful English bluebells, and the … Continue reading

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WHAT TO SEE IN THE PARK – APRIL

Spring is here and life is returning; a few short weeks ago there was little to be seen, but with some better weather, plant life is gathering pace. Here are some of the Park features this month, Easter weekend is … Continue reading

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MARCH IS SPRING TIME IN THE PARK

As the Valentine hearts come down , we are very pleased to announce that to celebrate Spring and life stirring again in nature Codswallop CIC will be running some Day in The Wood children’s educational self guided activities to do … Continue reading

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Orchard Wassail

Over Christmas we put wassailing (good health) wreaths, made from willow from the the Park, in the apple trees of the community orchard.Then today, Twelfth Night, the trees have been wassailed or blessed.

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Apple Picking Time in October with Apple Day on 20th

The apples in the orchard are ripening nicely, but they are not yet ready for picking. The majority of the varieties need another month or so to mature – and we could do with some sun. If you look in … Continue reading

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2nd Guiseley Guides Upgade Suzannah’s Meadow

On a beautiful May evening yesterday the 2nd Guiseley Guides and their leaders helped the Friends plant out flowers in Suzannah’s Meadow.  This will help build up a nectar rich habitat to encourage bees and butterflies. When the Bellway Estate … Continue reading

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Growing An Orchard

“Within the woodland flow’ry gladed, By the oak tree’s mossy root, The shining grass blade timber shaded Now do quiver on the foot, And birds do whistle overhead, And water’s bubbling in its bed, And there for me the apple … Continue reading

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I wandered lonely as a cloud ……

Well, we haven’t quite reached Wordsworth’s standards but over the years the Friends have planted many daffodil bulbs in the Park courtesy of the charity Groundwork who work to provide ‘green places’  with the aim that People who live in … Continue reading

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