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May 2017
£5

Marvellous Moths

Friday May 26 @ 8:30 pm
Nills Hill, SY5 0YN + Google Map

Improve your moth id skills and learn about the practicalities of moth trapping. Led by Dave Green from Butterfly Conservation.  There is a charge of £5 for the first session you attend, then subsequent sessions are free. The workshops will run from 8.30pm (dusk) ‘til late and are part of our habitat restoration project Rescuing Rocks and Overgrown Relics. Dates for the remaining sessions, which are all at Nills Hill: 9th June 2017 23rd June 2017 30th June 2017 14th July 2017 15 July…

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HeARTland Singing Workshop, Priest Weston Village Hall

Sunday May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Priest Weston Village Hall, SY15 6DEUnited Kingdom + Google Map

Join composer and choir director, Mary Keith to help create new choral music that is inspired by the Shropshire Hills.  Everyone is welcome to this free event, either to sing or listen.  No experience necessary. This is part of the HeARTland project.  Mary is one of three artists working in the Shropshire Hills this spring and summer to encourge new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire Hills landscape.  Alongside the singing workshops there are other opportunities to explore and…

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Value of Hay Workshop

Sunday May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cow Hall, SY7 8PGUnited Kingdom + Google Map

This is a joint event with Shropshire Smallholders Group, led by organic advisor Mark Measures.  The workshop will cover all aspects of the management of meadows for wildlife, animal production and income.  Numbers limited, please contact Richard Small, Marches Meadow Group to book on 01743 791476 or email richard.w.small@gmail.com Follow the lin for more information about the Marches Meadow Group.

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June 2017

Understanding the care and conservation of pre 1919 buildings – 6 day course

Friday June 2 @ 10:00 am - Saturday June 3 @ 4:00 pm
Bishop’s Castle Community College, SY9 5AYUnited Kingdom + Google Map

We are offering a 6 day certificated course.  It’s aimed at crafts people, contractors, professionals’ and building owners who want to learn about the practicalities of working on old buildings. The course includes: Repair and maintenance Legislation and guidance Traditional materials and methods Safe working practices COST: £150 for residents/businesses with connections to, or living in the Scheme area. This is subsidised by HLF funding.  Otherwise the fee is £985 .   DATES: Fri 7th & Sat 8th April 2017 Fri…

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Sensible Meadow Management, Pennerley

Sunday June 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rigmoreoak, SY5 0NEUnited Kingdom + Google Map

A guided walk with Stiperstones NNR Manager, Simon Cooter, to walk cross the meadows at Rigmoreoak and talk about how they are managed. We will continue to Richard Small's meadows to talk about the role of livestock in the meadow cycle and their effects on the hay meadow vegetation.  For more information please contact Richard Small, Marches Meadow Group (MMG), 01743 791476 or email richard.w.small@gmail.com.  There is a charge of £3 for non MMG members. Follow the link for more…

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Blakemoorgate Cottages open from 11am

Sunday June 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Snailbeach Village Hall Car Park, SY5 0LZUnited Kingdom + Google Map

Visit the restored 19th-century squatter cottages to see how some of the miners and their families lived. The cottages are open the 1st Sunday of each month from April to October. Parking is available at Snailbeach Village Hall - please remember to leave your donation in the box at the car park entrance.  From here it is an uphill walk of about 3/4 hour to the settlement, following in the footsteps of the miners. Download walking directions in the Blakemoorgate Cottages…

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Todleth Hill, Churchstoke.

Tuesday June 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harry Tuffins car park, Churchstoke,

A rich site for spring ephemerals. Meet at Harry Tuffins car park Churchstoke by the recycling area. Grid Ref: SO 279 938. Please bring good footwear, waterproofs and lunch if needed. For further info contact Rob Rowe 01588 630 648 or rob@robrowe.co.uk or Cassy Clayton cassyclayton@naturalengland.org.uk or 01743 792 294

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Marvellous Moths

Friday June 9 @ 8:30 pm
Nills Hill, SY5 0YN + Google Map

Improve your moth id skills and learn about the practicalities of moth trapping. Led by Dave Green from Butterfly Conservation.  There is a charge of £5 for the first session you attend, then subsequent sessions are free. The workshops will run from 8.30pm (dusk) ‘til late and are part of our habitat restoration project Rescuing Rocks and Overgrown Relics. Dates for the remaining sessions, which are all at Nills Hill: 23rd June 2017 30th June 2017 14th July 2017 15 July 2017 4th August 2017…

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£65

Hay Rake Making Course

Saturday June 10 @ 9:30 am - Sunday June 11 @ 4:30 pm

Join us on this two-day Hay Rake Making Course.  Spend the day with craftsman Neill Mapes learning how to make a traditional hay rake perfect for making hay in a small wildflower meadow. Tools & materials: provided but you can bring your own tools if you have suitable ones to try or show to Neil. Lunch: bring a pack lunch please. Hot drinks will be available. Dogs: Please leave dogs at home. Cost £65 Please contact the office to book your…

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HeARTland Singing Workshop, Poles Cottage on the Long Mynd

Sunday June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join composer and choir director, Mary Keith to help create new choral music that is inspired by the Shropshire Hills.  Everyone is welcome to this free event, either to sing or listen.  No experience necessary. This is part of the HeARTland project.  Mary is one of three artists working in the Shropshire Hills this spring and summer to encourge new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire Hills landscape.  Alongside the singing workshops there are other opportunities to explore and…

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