Veer off the from Lawrence Street, just outside of town and you’ll enter St Nicholas Fields, a haven from city life and a space abundant of nature. The 24-acre nature reserve is manned by the Friends of St Nicholas field and volunteers who help to create and maintain the tranquil space, and provide educational opportunities to the community.
For those wanting to find out more, or get involved, St Nicholas Field run Eco-Active days on the first Saturday of the month. Between 10am and 2pm volunteers can help with this conservation task in the nature reserve by take part in a whole range of activities from path maintenance to planting, balsam bashing, pruning or anything else needed on the day. This months Eco-Active Day, on the 2 November, is set to entice the gardener in all, planting wildflower on the site, bringing the orchards to life when they flower. Eco-Active day is a great opportunity to take to the outdoors, learn new skills and meet with like-minded people in the community.
If you’re interested in attending this month’s Eco-Active Day and getting your hands dirty, then you can volunteer your time or find out more by clicking the ‘Volunteer Today’ button at the right-hand side of the article.