Thursday, 24 September 2009

The Vanishing of the Bees

On Thursday 29th October, The National Trust will be screening a film called The Vanishing of the Bees. Vanishing of the Bees is a shocking eye-opening account about the declining bee population. Bees are dying in their millions and are vital for pollinating a third of the food we eat. Come along to watch this film and find out about why the bees are disappearing.

The film will be shown at British Waterways, Tunnel End Visitor Centre, 2nd Floor. The show will begin at 2pm, so arrive earlier to get a good seat.

Adult tickets are £2, children, up to 16 years, get in free. Booking is advised. For more information or to book a ticket, please call 01484 847016 or email

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Gateway to Care Taster Day

On a sunny September day a group of adults from Kirklees Gateway to Care came to visit Marsden Moor for a volunteering taster day. The day was split with two different tasks so that the group could see what different volunteering opportunities we have.

In the morning we joined in with the plant group and had a look at what they do each week on Fridays. The group then got stuck in to sowing cotton grass seeds in to pots, in the hope that they will grow and can be planted out on the moors.

In the afternoon we had a trip up to Wessenden to take some of the fencing down. After a steep climb up to the top, everyone then got stuck in, helping to pull out posts and roll up wire, while also trying not to fall down any holes