Forging Ahead – 27 April 2020

Another week passes by and thankfully the weather here is still fine – allowing us to enjoy time outdoors in the garden or to use our exercise time for local walks, runs or bike rides in the sunshine.

Nature is continuing to thrive this spring and with less noise pollution it’s easier to hear and appreciate the birds singing.  Some of the work our volunteers have undertaken over the past few years has helped to create and protect wildlife habitats, creating bird, bat and even dormouse boxes – read on to hear more on their work to encourage the elusive dormouse to settle in the area.

There are also some lovely local tales, written especially for the Land of Oak & Iron, they relate to two of our heritage sites – Derwentcote Steel Furnace and Chopwell Wood.  The short stories are free to download for families and children to enjoy, including The Wish; The Dragon is Hungry; Jimmy’s First Day; The Fallen Tree; Sally and the Owl and The Horrid Boy.

Forging Ahead – 27 April 2020