KEG: Kirkoswald Environmental Group

About KEG Kirkoswald Environmental Group


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:

 

  • to promote environmental improvement in and around Kirkoswald


  • to encourage the positive involvement of villagers of all ages and interests


  • to foster community spirit and encourage civic pride.

 

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


Contact: kegtreasurer@kirkoswald.org

We have received grants from and are endorsed by:

Kirkoswald Parish Council

KEG Publications


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.


Adobe Acrobat Reader download


Rewilding - the Guardian link - food for thought


Rewilding - the Guardian link - food for thought - as above but downloadable PDF


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.


Millie Bank Report January 2021


Millie Bank Report February 2021


Millie Bank Report March 2021


Millie Bank Report April 2021


Millie bank Report May 2021


Millie Bank Report June 2021


Grassland management


Ash dieback


Nectar rich plants good for pollinators


Plants found growing on Kirkoswald walls


Millie Bank management report


Millie Bank plant survey report


Millie Bank history


St Oswald's Church leaflet


Butterflies and Moths which can be seen in K'o Parish


RHS Nectar plants


KEG Nectar plants


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.


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Videos


Newest presentations at the top


Thank you NHS and a message for dog walkers


Developing a pond for wildlife from scratch 


Wildlife visitors to our pond


June 2020 Kirkoswald Allotments, Orchard, Pond and Wildlife area 


Colonisation of Common Wood after the 2012 flood


Spring Virtual Raven Beck Walk


May 2020 Kirkoswald Allotments, Orchard, Pond and Wildlife Area


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KEG Publications: downloadable documents


Article explaining  Ash dieback


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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.


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The state of nature: 41 percent of UK species have declined since 1970s. Author:Josh Davis First published 4 October 2019............... Source Natural History Museum (UK)


https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/october/the-state-of-nature-41-percent-of-the-uks-species-have-declined.html


"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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