What’s Been Going On recently?

A great deal has been going on………

Let’s start with the transformation of the Field with the arrival of  real summer weather – for now at least, so make the most of it!

Have you spotted this  flower? This is the wonderfully named Ragged Robin which is in full bloom amongst all the other wonderful wild flowers planted by volunteers over the past couple of years. 

The other particular beauty on show at the moment is this one:

To most of us this is simply ‘an Orchid’……… though a rather fine specimen. However according to our resident expert this is a Southern Marsh Orchid, (so what’s it doing in North Lancashire?) .  Anyway, the orchids are obviously very much at home, as you can see in this picture….

Those of you who have been around for a while will know what a transformation this is. Orchids used to be a rarity – no longer, so enjoy our wild flower display while it’s at its best in the next few weeks and pat yourselves on the back for all the hard work that went into making this wonderful display possible.

Much work has been going on elsewhere on the Field:

  • The garden areas by the Memorial stone have been renovated and replanted (- is this a full time job?!)
  • The newly planted fruit trees are bedding in. 
  • The Council has completed the drainage works and seeded the ‘bare earth’ areas (- hope there’s enough moisture to get the grass growing).
  • Jean Argles wood – pruned and inspected by a volunteer group not so long ago – seems to be thriving, and steadily becoming a welcome and significant feature of the Field.
  • A new Planter is about to be installed to discourage any more ‘off-road’ antics which did such damage earlier this year.

Newsflash 2nd June – It has been installed!………

Looks good, doesn’t it?

Finally  on July 9th, it seems likely that the Field will be involved in the Bay Health Festival in partnership with the Gregson. You know as much as I do about this, so watch this space for more information nearer the time. In the meantime here’s a link to the Gregson Open Day programme which includes mention of us providing a Guided Tour of the field……..

Gregson Open Day! – The Gregson Community & Arts Centre