St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

08 Aug

Calling all wannabe Poldarks

Our grassland scything project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is well underway. In the last 2 weeks we have taught more than 20 people the traditional skill of mowing grass with scythes in order to help make York’s grasslands better for wildlife. Last week’s training was for Poppy Road Poppy Project volunteers but we […]

08 Aug

Big thanks to Chloe!

Well done and big thanks to St Nicks Finance Officer’s daughter Chloe! She ran her first York 10k last Sunday, beat her personal best time and, thanks to family and colleagues from Markettiers, exceeded her £300 fundraising target. There’s still time to donate via our MyDonate page if you’d like to congratulate Chloe. Many thanks to all […]

31 Jul

July events highlights

Below you’ll find more pictures from these events. Don’t want to miss out next time? Sign up to our monthly mailing list. Flying High!  Fri 28th July It’s always a delight to work with our patron Anneliese Emmans Dean whose poetry is entertaining as well as educational. Her latest book about British birds is full of […]

28 Jun

Hot wastebusting report

What a scorching hot day we had for our Wastebusters’ Fest on 17th June! Still, we had a great day and made best use of the sunshine by inviting along Seggy with his solar cookers. Seggy is a member of Solar Cooking UK group on Facebook, which proves that the UK is perfectly suitable for […]

26 Jun

New Green Exercise Programme

Thanks to funding from City of York Council and partnership with York Mind, our Ecotherapy project is expanding again! Ecotherapy promotes good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a natural environment. We currently offer activities on every day of the work week. As of July we are happy to be adding green exercise […]

19 Jun

We are recruiting!

Do you want to join St Nicks’ friendly and enthusiastic team? We are currently recruiting for the new and exciting role of Projects Assistant.  The Projects Assistant will help us in our projects, with particular focus on Ecotherapy, so that more people may benefit from our charitable services. If you are interested in this opportunity, […]

23 May

It’s fledgling time!

Yes, it’s that gloriously verdant time of the year when new life seems to be bursting out everywhere. It’s also a time when young birds are leaving their nests and may appear lost, in need of help. Last week a tiny long-tailed tit fledgling was found on the cycle path. Rather than risk it getting […]

18 May

New phase of York Becks Project launched

A lovely walk and picnic on 5th May marked the launch of a new phase of our York Becks Project. We couldn’t have wished for a sunnier day and were pleased to see good numbers attending including the Lord Mayor and Civic Party. We started at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall whose manager, Lauren Marshall, talked to us briefly about […]

28 Apr

Dancing at Sir Jack Lyon Concert Hall!

As far as we know, the recent South High School USA concert was the first time this great venue for classical concerts had audience dancing along to the music. Several of the South High students simply could not resist the funky tunes and accepted the half-jokingly made invitation by the conductor of York Music Forum Big Band to use the […]

28 Apr

Easter to remember

Over the Easter holiday, we put on a variety of nature events that anyone, but especially families, could come along to. We are very pleased with the results and shall certainly do our best to build on this success to make next year’s Easter even better. Big thanks go to everyone who helped out or took […]