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IMG_20160520_142722aSo far, 2016 at Little Assynt Tree Nursery has been a hive of activity. Back in February we were out with volunteers collecting Juniper seeds and Aspen root, the last to be collected before seed sowing. Volunteers have been helping out on a weekly or fortnightly basis, for an hour or two, or all day. Even some visitors to the area come for the day. All help is most gratefully received!

We have had visits from preschool, primary and secondary school pupils. They have all had hands on experience of nursery jobs and tackled them all with enthusiasm!

The users of the Assynt Centre have also had a visit from the nursery and sowed some Scots Pine seed for us. It will soon be time for them to visit to see how the seedlings are doing.

We had our Spring open day at the beginning of April. A wet day couldn’t dampen our spirits thanks to the music provided by our fantastic local musicians, ‘Jorine and Friends’ and the stacks of home baking that were demolished.

A willow bird feeder course was also taking place in Achiltibuie as part of our spring celebrations. There will be some well-fed birds this spring!P1030129a

Most recently, the Rainbows and Brownies have paid a visit. Not only did they do a grand job transplanting seedlings, but they also had to solve the clues of a tricky treasure hunt. They rose to the challenge and treasure was found!


Boyd Alexander

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