Sunday, 3 July 2016
Here we are setting up our stall on the Mundy Playing fields in Thornbury. Using coppiced materials from Filnore Woods we created an enclosure with a nature table, a tree identification quiz with 12 trees to name, and a chopping block and axe for people to try their hand at pointing a stake.
The stake sharpening was surprisingly popular especially with 8/9 year-old boys who sharpened the stake and then asked for the sharpened ends to be sawn off to take away. We had inadvertently armed the youth of Thornbury.
The nature table had a wasps' nest, an ash log totally covered with the traces of ash-bark beetle tunnels and over 20 labelled jam jars of different wild flowers picked at Filnore Woods on the previous afternoon.