Press Release: Churchyard Wildflower Book Launch at Ingleton OGUG

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CHRISTIAN ECOLOGY LINK PRESS RELEASE:

18 May 2013celandine
for Immediate Release

 

Churches involved in Nature activities as part of
of Ingleton Overground Underground (week long) Festival. 25-31 May
1. Launch of Book of Watercolour paintings of flowers of Ingleton Churchyards (28 May) www.ogug.co.uk
Also:-
2. Wild Flower Talk (28 May)
3. Beginners Mosses workshop (29 May)
4. Bats in the Dales “Sex and the Valley” Talk (27 May)
5. Children’s Crafts and Activities at the Methodist Chapel (27-29 May)
(Plus many non-church activities – caving, running, archaeology etc)

1. The launch of a book of watercolour paintings and notes on churchyard
wildflowers of the Ingleton churchyards will take place on Tuesday May
28th at 6.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.
Written and illustrated by Doris A Scammell-Cairns of Ingleton, the
book will be on sale in Ingleton for the remainder of the “Ingleton
Overground-Underground” Festival (25-31 May).  It shows
wildflowers of St Mary’s Ingleton and of St Leonard’s Chapel-le-Dale

Doris says “Come and raise a glass of wine with us to celebrate our
wildflower heritage”

A short walk in the churchyards to look at some of the flowers, and
free light refreshments will accompany the launch. Art work of local
people will be displayed in the church during the festival.

2. Afterwards, from 7.30pm – 8pm there will be a slide show in the
church “Spring Wildflowers of the Ingleton area” by local botanist Dr
Judith Allinson, (featuring flowers that you can see now in Ingleton,
the Glens, Limestone Pavement and on the Overground Trail Race Route).
(Donations to St Mary’s and to the Rainforest Fund)

3. On the following evening (29 May) Judith will lead a “Mosses for
Beginners Workshop” “The Secret World of Mosses” at St Mary’s Church,
6pm – 8.30pm. (£5-00, to cover coffee and handouts and use of
hand-lenses) please book – 01729 822138).
This is rare opportunity for people who would like to
learn first steps in identifying their garden or churchyard mosses.

4. Dr Anita Glover of Leeds University will talk on: Bats in the
Dales “Sex and the Valley” (including about how Wharfedale bats
meet up) on Mon 27 May 6pm at Ingleton Methodist Chapel, (The
population of Daubenton’s bats in Wharfedale is probably the best
studied in the world.)

5. Children’s Crafts and Activities at the Methodist Chapel (27-29
May 10am-12 noon)

Judith Allinson  says:

“I am delighted that the two Ingleton churches are able to
contribute to this event celebrating nature and the outdoors (both
overground and underground). It is especially appropriate as
Sunday 2nd June is Environment Sunday and 5th June is World
Environment Day.”

Details of Environment Sunday: 2 June:
https://www.greenchristian.org.uk/archives/5461

Ingleton is set in the Limestone area of the Yorkshire Dales and is a
superb caving area. There are many special flowers here because of the
limestone. “Ingleton Overground-Underground” Festival (25-31 May)  www.ogug.co.uk

 


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