At the time of writing we had been inundated with photos of fungi for the competition and it has been great to see how many people are out there snapping toadstools and mushrooms which are popping up everywhere with the damper weather. Somewhat disappointing is that we have not received any entries in the craft or painting and drawing sections. Hopefully there will be a last-minute rush as we know there are plenty of artists and craftspeople out there. Look out for the December edition of What’s On to see the final results.
A good harvest from the orchards has been enjoyed by many and this means that next year we can celebrate an Apple Day where you will be able to come and sample the fruit as well as try pressing some fruit juices. More on that next year. Work continues at Goldsland where we hope to add some more fruit trees in the Farm Orchard. The benefits to wildlife are becoming more apparent and this year seems to have been particularly good for Hornets and small mammals.
If you would like to help out in any way, do contact the Wildlife Group.