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Not so dingy

Our glorious sunshine has brought out some of our rarer species in the quarry.  An ecologist last week recorded the Dingy Skipper in several locations in Harehope Quarry. This is a small brown and grey butterfly, which is found in Britain…
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The final touches

We have made the final touches to the new composting toilets and additional doorway so they are now ready to use.  They have been finished with some beautiful stained glass in the doors by Vicky Boase of Taigh Solais (https://www.facebook.com/jane.bowes.56).  Come…
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Forest School Hen Party

Even with the classroom still in the throws of refurbishment we hosted a brave group of Forest School teachers for a hen party.  Amazing what you can do with a few pallets and some decoration.

Spring has finally sprung

After what seems like a very long winter spring has finally sprung.  We could almost see the leaves coming out on the Alder this weekend and the catkins on the goat willow have been wonderful.

Still moving forward

Our refurbishment of the classroom in the quarry is moving forward and we can at least now start to put things back together.  It seemed like a very long session  of pulling apart!  The new compost loos are now ready…
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Events this year

We have just added our events for this year to the website.  The first event is not until August so we can continue to refurbish the classroom.  However, events will include a children’s art day in the summer holidays, teachers’…
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Making progress

The refurbishment work the classroom and the workshop is coming along.  Work has begun on the eaves of the workshop after a volunteer session at the weekend and we will be continuing the work over the next few weekends. We…
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And now the fun begins!

You will have seen from earlier posts that we received planning permission approval back in November to extend the workshop and upgrade the wind turbine in the quarry.  We are just starting to make progress on this now.  We hope…
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Frozen

It has been a very cold week but lovely and bright at times.  There have been some great ice features in the quarry so we thought we would share them with you. The dying salmon had moved so little its fin…
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Frosterley and Stanhope Christmas trees

The Christmas trees for Frosterley and Stanhope have been felled and both will be put up for early December.  The Harehope Quarry Project has taken responsibility for the Frosterley tree for many years now, with support from additional helpers from Frosterley…
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