We have accepted the RHS invitation to participage in the Britain in Bloom competition this year. Blue navigations buttons (left) will allow you to learn more.
Kirkoswald Environmental Group members are local people who have an interest in conserving and protecting the environment in and around Kirkoswald.
Our aims are:
We have been recognised by Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust, Eden District Council and Kirkoswald Parish Council. We have worked with all four and successfully bid for funding from all four.
Date and time of the next meeting: To be determined, Crown Inn, Kirkoswald
We have received grants from and are endorsed by:
Kirkoswald Parish Council
Click the links below to download PDF documents. These can be read using Acrobat Reader which is available as a free download from the Adobe website.
Audio feed: Rewilding - about 40 minute presentation - click the graphic
New for 2021 are the Millie Bank Reports. Nigel and Loid plan to visit Millie Bank, a rare unimproved pasture, and observe what had come to life there. This is an opportunity for villagers to learn about the plants and animals that may be seen there.
Butterflies and Moths which can be seen in K'o Parish
A two sided Walls leaflet is also available in the Bridge Stores K'o. It describes the plants that grow on walls in K'o and where you might see them. Finding them is a great family activity for visitors or villagers alike. It is educational too. A suggested donation of £0.50 to cover costs can be put in the tin in the shop. You can download a copy above. You might like to make a donation when you next visit the shop.
KEG Publications: downloadable documents
Article explaining Ash dieback
The Last Flower is a short video about 4 minutes in length, which draws attention to the threats faced by wild flowers in the UK, and has been put together by Nigel and Lois Harbron, from Kirkoswald, with the help of their offspring Rob and Jo.
In 2019, Nigel Harbron composed a tune he called The Last Flower after seeing yet another species-rich verge being turned into a lawn. In 2020, Rob (a professional musician) arranged and recorded the tune, and Lois, Jo and her husband Seb, started gathering photographs and short video clips to be shown as the tune played.
The Last Flower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYbajRYvjKk
For a full,explanation, click here to see their Press Release
It will download, on a Windows PC to your Downloads folder. If it appears in the bottom left corner of your screen click to read it.
"A new report has found that the UK's wildlife is continuing to crash, with hundreds of species now at risk of disappearing from our shores altogether.
Over the past 50 years, urbanisation, agriculture, pollution and climate change have all caused the nation's plants and animals to dwindle - a trend that has continued unabated within the last decade despite efforts to reverse these losses."
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