We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Moths event this Friday. We will begin at 9pm and finish late (when we get bored!!). Location directions are enclosed but it’s just off the A49 opposite the turning for Much Birch Surgery. First right – the street view shows it well. If anyone wants to they can join me in the morning at 6.30am to check out what the traps have brought in but we should catch a few things leading up to 11pm anyway.
If you can’t make it for any reason please let me know.
Project officer, Hidden Herefordshire
Spring into action in 2022 with a herb foraging walk in the Birches. Walk from The Hive in Much Birch, along part of the Hereford Trail into Little Birch and onward to Athestan wood. The walk is led by herb expert Rowan McOnegal.
With winter giving way to spring, the fields and hedgerows are waking up with tender shoots of leaves, buds and flowers along the walk route. Rowan McOnegal will highlight the common plants along the way; how they can be used for food or medicine and which plants to stay well away from.
You will have ample opportunity to ask Rowan questions and you may even be able to pick springtime herbs with cleansing properties to help you clean out the dregs of winter and put a spring into your steps for the rest of the year!
Spring Herb Walk from Much Birch More information
Rowan McOnegal studied herbal medicine at the School of Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy), and botany at the University of Birmingham. She qualified as a medical herbalist in 1990.
She is a consultant Medical Herbalist and an artist. For many years Rowan grew and made most of her own medicines, whilst teaching others to do likewise. You can find more information about her on her website Hedgerow Medicine.
Book Your Place
Space on the walk is limited, so it is important that you book your place well in advance.
Questions? Email: email@example.com or call Temi on : 07939 276451
We are pleased to announce our first log hive making workshop in Herefordshire. As a participant, you will learn the skills you need to make a log hive. You will learn to design and make a log hive to stand on stilts, or to be placed securely, high up on a tree. A log hive is like a bee hotel for honeybees. It mimics the preferred home of honey bees in nature. Offering insulation against the cold in winter and a barrier against heat in the summer months.
Once you learn the skills you need to build a log hive, you are ready to build one for your garden or for family and friends, helping to save and encourage bees conservation in your area.
The workshop includes discussion on the life cycle of bees in the wild, how to prepare a hive and encourage bees to move in. There will be a wider discussion on how to help honey bees and other pollinator insects.
Date: October 2022
Time: 9.30 – 5PM
Facilitators: Temi Odurinde and Donald Broughton
Venue: The Hive, Much Birch. Herefordshire
For more information, please use the contact form here.