On Sunday 1st December, Ranger Ralphers got together for a fantastic morning and afternoon making Nature’s Decorations. The event was jointly hosted with the National Trust at Lydford Gorge. Members were able to make lots of things to decorate their homes including Wooden Reindeer (with a little help from Adrian Shaw, Head Ranger at Lydford, and Gorge volunteers), candle screens and cone owls with National Park Voluntary Warden Abi Ball, natural clay bird seed feeders with Ranger Ella and sock snowmen and Christmas Elves with Helen Jenny (National Park Authority Member). Ralphers were also going home with woven willow balls of all sizes having been shown how to make them by Voluntary warden John Banks and Dan Hooper, a work placement student from Bicton College.
Afternoon tea was served up an hour before the end. Keeping it seasonal we had mince pies and clotted cream, juice and some of Helen’s gorgeous homemade cakes, and over lunch to keep warm we all had a sing song around the fire, singing the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Everyone had a great day, and we all look forward to another one this year. Don’t worry, only another 357 days to go!
Ranger Rob Taylor (Ranger Sector F)