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All is well in the garden, despite the rain

It has finally stopped raining. So I took the opportunity to check and clean around my bird feeders before the rain returned. The feeders have been well used. My most frequent visitors are Goldfinches, Blue, Coal and Great Tits and a couple of male and female Bullfinches.

Scouts give a helping hand in cleaning up the nidderdale greenway

A major clean up by local scouts resulted in nearly 40 black bin bags of rubbish being collected from a popular footpath.

The Harrogate and Nidderdale District Scouts Association helped the Bilton conservation Group to clear rubbish from the Greenway near Ripley Castle.

Balsam Bash - Saturday 8th August

Over the past 4 years we have organised balsam bashing sessions at Grange Quarry, Skipton Road. The hard work is starting to pay off with a noticeable increase in native flora, bees and butterflies.

We have organised another session to be held on Saturday 8 August

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What a difference a Balsam Bash makes!

Over the past four years volunteers from Bilton Conservation Group have spent time pulling out Himalayan Balsam, at Grange Quarry. Grange Quarry is situated off Skipton Road behind Pets at Home.

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