Category Archives: Events and Activity Days

Events for 2017

Our events for 2017 are just starting to take form.  We’ve posted a page here for you to pop some dates into your diary!   http://sunrisingburialground.co.uk/about/activitydays.html You’ll see a couple of Nature Watch days this year, and a Moth Night in … Continue reading

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Carols and Friends

Committing to an outdoor event at any time of year is a risk, but to organise one for mid winter is what, I think, we might call typical English madness.  We have had carolling events in biting cold, and streaming … Continue reading

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Hay Making

The wildflower meadow was mown this year using a small tractor and lovely local farmer and his very beautiful collie.  Sitting in the tractor cab, whenever they reached the end and backed up to turn and head down the row, … Continue reading

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The Hay Cut

There are occasions over the course of a year, managing a nature reserve and natural burial ground, that push against my instincts.  But the development of a nature reserve is about management: however much I would like to do so, … Continue reading

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Jazz in the Roundhouse

On Saturday 18 June, we held our annual Open Day at Sun Rising, but this was a special one, marking our tenth anniversary. It was a beautiful, warm, dry day (if rather cloudy), and around 150 attended, to meander about … Continue reading

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Open Day and Smooth Jazz

A note for your diary …. On Saturday 18 June, we shall be holding our annual open day, but this year – to celebrate our tenth anniversary – we have the Hot Tone Rhythm Boys, a professional jazz trio, who … Continue reading

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Bulb Planting

On Sunday we had our annual bulb planting day at Sun Rising, and what a beautiful warm autumn day we were given.  It was calm, with barely a bluster of wind, and some sixty people drifted through over the course … Continue reading

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Hedgehogs

I’m sorry that we won’t make this great event on 21 November in Telford, but next year we are planning on comprehensive hedgehog surveying at Sun Rising throughout the spring, summer and autumn.  Do let us know if you are … Continue reading

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The Friends and Other Events

Over the weekend The Friends of Sun Rising had their AGM.  It was a lovely day, with many gathered to listen to what has been going on, and to share ideas for the future.  Thank you to all who attended.  … Continue reading

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Harvest

Most commonly we are said to have four seasons, but being thoroughly involved in the landscape it seems evident to me that there are five: winter freezes, bringing dormancy and hibernation, spring is the time of waking, summer is the … Continue reading

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