Try wood-working and spotting plants at group’s open day

Treesponsibility is hosting a green wood-working and family activity day in Knott Wood, near Hebden Bridge, on Sunday, June 16.

Visitors will have a chance to try their hand at making candlesticks, spatulas and gypsy roses using traditional wood-working tools.

Children’s activities will include rope bridges and making popcorn on a rocket stove. There will also be a bring and share picnic.

Organiser Dongria Kondh said: “Having an open day in woodland is a great way to celebrate the end of a very hectic tree-planting season.

“Treesponsibility has planted more than 16,000 trees since January, so it will be lovely to have a breather and spend a day having fun in the woods.

“There is safe space for kids to play and climb, and we do hope that lots of people will come and join us to find out a bit more about our work.

“Sadly this is the last event funded by our Access to Nature lottery funding through Natural England.

“We’d like to thank our funders for supporting Treesponsibility’s work with over 1,400 children over the past four years.”

In the afternoon there will be a circular walk round the woodland, guided by naturalist Charles Flynn of the Upper Calderdale Wildlife Network, who will be sharing his botanical knowledge and identifying some of the 633 plant and animal species found in Knott Wood.

Anyone wanting to attend the open day can meet outside Riverside School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, at 11am to join Dongria on a walk to the wood, which is approximately one mile away.

Booking is advised, but not necessary. For more information about the event, contact the Treesponsibility team on 07847 815926 or email treesponsibility@yahoo.co.uk.