A very big Thank You to everyone who visited our Bee Friendly Monmouthshire stand at the Chepstow Show on Saturday 8th August 2015. BfM shared a big marquee, the Big Green Tent, provided by Gwent Energy CIC, with Monmouthshire Meadows, Transition Chepstow, Walkers are Welcome and SARA (Severn Area Rescue Association). The show was very well attended as visitors were obviously encouraged out by the warm sunny weather.
Our displays attracted a lot of interest. The Transition Chepstow team prepared a Quiz for Children that required them to study all the display material to find the right answer to one question for each organisation. For adults, BfM prepared a Plant ID Quiz: visitors had to identify 6 plants and single out the plant that was the odd one out and explain why.
Over 70 packets of our Monmouthshire Mix seeds were sold. So that’s another 140 square metres of good pollinator-friendly UK native flowers ready for the insects next spring. If you bought seeds, make sure you sow them before the end of October. The Monmouthshire Meadows team was also on hand to give visitors lots more tips about how to create a wild flower meadow.
If you missed us at Chepstow, Bee Friendly Monmouthshire will be at the Monmouth Show on Thursday 27th August and at the Usk Show on Saturday 12th September.