Derwenthorpe

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LAPs and wildflowers

The nature group has been busy again. Last week we helped the JRHT gardening team tidy up the two LAPs on Lotherington, including weeding, pruning and planting. You may have noticed some long narrow trenches circling the perimeter of the beck field. We worked with the gardening team to lift the turf so we could […]

What’s the plan, Stan?*

We’ve put up a new page linking to planning consents at derwenthorpe.co.uk/planning. You can also find it under the “about” menu. You can find plans for Phase 5 there, and all parts of Derwenthorpe. And the new Burnholme plans, too: they’re not part of Derwenthorpe, but there on our doorstep. You can see how the […]

Nature Group Work Sessions

Come and join us on our next group of work sessions with the JRHT gardening team. Everyone is welcome. This is the programme ~ 9.00 am until noon Monday 29 March ~ help to rejuvenate our LAPs (local areas of play). 9.00 am until noon Wednesday 31 March ~ lots of planting! 9.00 am until […]

Photo Competition

Enter our first ever photographic competition, using your phone or camera to take pictures of any aspect of life in Derwenthorpe – indoors, outdoors, action, nature, architecture, weather etc. Get creative. There are three age groups:- child (up to 12 years) teen (13 – 18 years) adult (19+ years) Prizes will be available in each age group. Submit […]

Birds, bats and bugs

The nature group has been busy! With the help of the JRHT gardening team, we’ve been putting up bird nesting boxes, bat roosting boxes and building habitat piles for all sorts of insects. If you want to get involved in any of our future ventures, contact Wendy by emailing naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk We’ve also removed over 1200 […]

Tree planting to help butterflies

Have you noticed 20 green tubes with stakes on beck field? They contain Ulmus Ademez (elm) saplings. They have been supplied by JRHT, and the nature group helped the gardening team to plant them on Friday 26 February 2021. These are disease resistant elm trees, and are particularly important to the white-letter hairstreak butterfly which […]

Nature Group Work Sessions

This coming week we have the opportunity to help birds, bats and insects, and to plant some trees!  This is the programme ~ 9.00 am til noon Wednesday 24 February- bird, bat and log pile installation.  You can join in that morning, or take away a box to put up at your leisure. 9.00 am til […]

Nature Group Meeting

We’re having a virtual meeting on Wednesday 3 March at 6.30 pm.  This will be informal, and we’ll be chatting over ideas of how we can help make Derwenthorpe a better place for nature – now and in the future when circumstances allow.  If you would like to join in, or want more information, then […]