Apr 24 2020

One thousand dog days

Tia is a Boffie - A BOrder collie/StaFFIE cross. She may be 10, but she can still run for Yorkshire. I can't go that fast, but we still have to cover a lot of ground on daily walks to do her energy justice. Fortunately in...

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Apr 19 2020

‘We’re special’ a poem by Philip Dykes

We’re Special ……………… We got it right Our design for flight Linked to our special skill Moving through the deepening night ready for the kill   We’ve got good eyes and sense of smell But mostly do not need these Tracking down the smallest midge With efficiency and ease   So what’s the secret you may...

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Apr 18 2020

The Wyre Oak – by Pete Thompson

Some of my best friends are trees. Which is especially fortunate at this time of restricted human contact because, as always, they are as willing as ever to give solace and share the natural, life-giving energy that, in this season especially, is pulsing so strongly...

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Smithills Volunteer Update – 6th Feb 2020

Hello all   Welcome! Welcome to two new volunteers – John (Woodland Working Group and Wildlife Group), and Darran (Woodland Working Group, Wildlife Group and History Group) Welcome also to Roberta Gleaves, who has joined us as Charlotte’s maternity cover! Also helping us out while we recruit our new Site...

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