News from Jo Day for July 2012

  • Tuesday 31 July

    09:53 31 July 2012
    By Jo Day

    Check out the brilliant Junior Wardens Natterjack Toad film http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandscale-haws/things-to-see-and-do/  ...(scroll to the bottom of the page)
  • Events Coming Up

    13:38 24 July 2012
    By Jo Day

    Free Kids Events this Summer

    Well summer holidays are here and so is the rain! Hopefully it won't put a dampner to our free kids events every Thursday between 2 - 4pm. It starts this Thursday with beachcombing.

    Beachcombing

    Date: 26th July 2012 at 2pm

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    A gentle stroll along our lovely beach to look for shells and other marine life left behind by the tide. A great way to start a shell collection.

    Beach Clean

    Date: 28th July 2012 at 10am

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    Help us to clean up the beach so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful place.

    Wildlife Walk (Barrow Walking Festival)

    Date: 28th July 2012 at 2pm

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    From birds to butterflies and a fantastic show of flowers; a fantastic chance to see some of the rare and special wildlife that thirves at Sandscale Haws.

    Stream dipping 

    Date: 2nd August 2013 at 2pm

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    Explore the fascinating underwater world of a stream using pond nets to catch all kinds of weird and wonderful mini beasts.

    Marine Week - Family events

    Date: 6 August 2012 at 12pm

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    A variety of fun family events including beachcombing, pond dipping and sand sculptures competition. Come along at any time between 12 - 4pm.

    Minibeast Safari

    Date: 9 August 2012 at 2pm

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    Take a journey into sand dunes to explore the hidden world of minibeasts. Use pooters and pitfall traps to help the rangers to record what you have found.

    National Moth Night - Evening moth catching event

    Date: 10 August 2012 at 8pm

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    The first moth trapping night we have run for several years! Beginners and experts welcome. Who knows what species we will find? Booking is essential - please call 01229 462855

    Creatures of Estuary

    Date: 16th August 2012 at 2pm

    Price: Free event although normal admission charges apply

    Use pond bets to fish for a variety of weird and wonderful sea creatures in the Duddon Estuary at Low Tide. Nets and trays are provided.

News from Jo Day

Photo of Jo Day

Having looked across the Duddon Estuary to the lakeland fells for 3 years it was time to jump across and start working for the West Lakes team. It has been a big leap from a sand dune system but I'm getting stuck into the more practical side of "Rangering" and sharing my love of the ecological side of things with my new team. Hopefully I'll see you at our 50 things events here in Wasdale!?

Email:
joanne.day@nationaltrust.org.uk