Welcome to the September newsletter from the Findhorn Hinterland Trust!
Find out about this month's news, events, stories and pictures to do with the Findhorn Hinterland.
We encourage your input to this newsletter and welcome you to get involved in the fun and learning on this unique and special piece of land.
Bees on the Land - Update.
Did you know that the Findhorn Hinterland Trust has hives on the land that it manages? Are you interested in finding out more about bees or learning more about the art by helping out in a practical way? Trustees John Willoner and Jonathan Caddy have over 60 years of experience between them and are very willing to initiate people into this very practical and fascinating rural skill that can be learnt on your doorstep.
Why not find out more about bees on the land and what is on offer by following this link or having a look at more pictures in our photo gallery.
Are Red Squirrels returning to our woods? Come help us survey.
The FHT Edible Woodland Garden
Many of you will know about the Edible Woodland Garden that has been established on the land. We finally have started to put some information on the website about this inspirational project including those fabulous information boards designed by Roy Chillingworth. What we have uploaded so far can be found here.
More will be available in the coming months and we will let you know when the regular Thursday morning work parties and garden events will start again.
Have you a clear picture of the range of work the FHT is involved in? Want to find out a bit more about our newly appointed trustee or have an interest in who our present trustees are and their roles? Or maybe you are interested in coming along to a Community Woodland Association ceilidh in Forres and need some extra information or wish to know what other good things have been happening this month? Discover more by having a look at our September news page!
Local Solicitor Donna Skelly joins the FHT Board of Trustees.
A warm welcome to you Donna!
John Willoner gets sticky with this months harvest from the bees.
Squirrel and Bird Nesting Survey / Saturday 24th September - 9.30am-12 noon.
Red squirrels were nesting in Wilkies Wood up until two years ago with many dreys (nests) in the older trees. There were one or two sightings this spring and evidence was found that they might be returning. We would like to use our time this month to survey for signs of red squirrels and, if time, to also monitor whether the nest boxes provided for birds have been used.
Remember those tiny pond plants planted in the spring with the help of the Frog Life team?
...and look who has found a new home in our wildlife ponds - a Southern Hawker Dragonfly
Last Month for Tours
If you haven't taken a tour of the land with one of our guides, come along and find out what's on offer. Every Thursday until the end of October at 2pm from the Park, Visitor Centre. Further information here.It's informative and free!
NEWSLETTER BACK ISSUES
These are now available on the website and can be found as a bottom right hand tab on this page. Now those who have just joined can find out what has been going on and all can access and share the FHT information contained within them more easily. Enjoy!