Saturday, 15 September 2012

Wild about Wood

Heavy-horse logging - Ouragan is a very popular member of the Wild about Wood team.
Wild about Wood is the Castle Howard Arboretum's annual celebration of everything to do with wood, woodland crafts and countryside traditions. With brilliantly fine warm weather the weekend got off to a great start today, with record numbers of visitors for a Saturday. Spread across the arboretum there is a diversity of activities for people of all ages and a selection of stalls and exhibits offering sand demonstrating some lovely products and skills. Details about the event (which continues tomorrow 10-5), can be found on the Wild about Wood website.


Coracles on the lake.

Watching the falconry display by York Falconry.

The Woodland Fairy (aka Katherine Forsey) meets arboretum trustees Sir Richard Storey and the Hon. Simon Howard.

Learning to play the wooden spoons with Against the Grain

Conversion of logs by the amazing Wood Mizer portable sawmill, operated by Henry Brown of Grange Farm Timber.

Climbing trees with Askham Bryan College.

Planting plug plants in our wildflower meadow area: Paul Evans of Buglife gives guidance.

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