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Apple 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 for you.

Sunday 3 October   2 - 4 p.m
Community Orchard, opposite Portmoak Kirk
(We'll be Covid-secure of course)

Recent events

Community Woodlands Association: Summer 2021
This is 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

We invited everyone to spend a week looking out for birds and telling us what you saw. Great response! 74 species were reported by 18 people
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.

Portmoak Moss

Portmoak Moss viewed from Kilmagad Wood, with Loch Leven and Benarty Hill in the background

Fine views, delightful walking and an ambitious project to restore a commercial plantation to a raised peat bog.

Located at Scotlandwell, near to Kinross and the M90, about midway between the Forth Road Bridge and Perth.