Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Our First Open Sunday

Despite the atrocious weather our inaugural open Sunday was well attended including about 30 people visiting for the first time.
Those that arrived early managed to get round before the heavens opened, but the later arrivals were glad to avail themselves of the Centres viewing facilities, check out the various displays, have a cuppa or browse through, what is starting to grow into, a substantial second hand book stall.
FoHESC members were on hand to offer help and advice, as best they could, although I am not sure that I was able to convince one young man that dragonflies don’t have big eyes so they can see in the dark (and I can’t fault his logic).
As Chairman, I had fully played my part in preparing for the day, by going on holiday the week before and leaving all the organising to the other Committee members. Clearly a masterstroke of genius because everything had been arranged superbly - for which I offer my sincere thanks. Perhaps they will pay me to go on holiday before each open Sunday?
Thank you also to the new visitors that joined as permit holders on the day, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Unfortunately we did not have any hot cakes for sale on such a miserable autumnal day, but, the NEW 2013 FoHESC CALENDAR did it’s best to sell in the same fashion.
We are delighted with our new calendar and feel sure that you will be too. Selling for just £5.00 (all profit of which goes back into helping us maintain the reserve) the A3 calendar features photographs taken on the reserve of typical wildlife that can be seen throughout the year. It has a two months per page format, plus previous and next month dates, making it a very handy planner, as well as an attractive feature to hang in your kitchen, office or anywhere else you fancy.

The calendar will be available for sale on all the open Sundays (including working party Sundays) and from the Centre (when staffed) during the week. If you have any problems getting a copy drop us an e mail and one of the Committee will do their best to help you.
The next Working Party Sunday is the 7th October and the next Open Sunday is the 21st October. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes
Tony Bedford
Chairman FoHESC