Day: 3 October 2021
Well, that was
a long year. But we're back on
events again with our annual Apple
Day. It's a
popular occasion and lots of
people come every year. It's
always good fun and productive
for our apples too.
We'll be harvesting apples
from the orchard and if you bring
along yours we can add them all
together and turn them into juice.
Wash your apples, bring some clean
containers and you can take away a
few bottles. Even if you don't
bring apples you can have some
juice - there's enough in the
orchard for everyone.
There will be apple themed
baking (a beautiful French tart
will be there) and apple themed
games for children.
Wonder what kind of apple
tree you've got in your garden?
Bring along a leaf and an apple
and Appletreeman will identify it
Sunday 3 October
2 - 4 p.m
opposite Portmoak Kirk
Covid-secure of course)
everyone to spend a week looking out for
birds and telling us what you saw. Great
response! 74 species were reported by 18
an organisation that thinks a lot like
us. We had an article in their recent
newsleter. You can read it here.
The Great Portmoak Birdwatch:
3-11 April 2021
in a total of 453 sightings. There were
some huge flocks of geese, over a
thousand strong, as well as many
solitary individuals. Some of the
sightings were of quite unusual species,
like yellowhammers and linnets, while
others are familiar to us from our back
gardens and bird feeders. Blackbirds,
blue tits, great tits, chaffinches and
robins seem to be everywhere.
The full report is here.