St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

07 Nov

Fungi Foray discovered a rarity

Despite the hot and dry summer, which delayed the start of the fungi season we were pleasantly surprised to find plenty on our October walk led by Malcolm Greaves. A total of 20 species were discovered, mostly thanks to our young participants who were very good at running ahead and scouring the undergrowth – occasionally […]

16 Oct

Playing with apples and memories

Our 13th annual Autumn Fayre went very well despite high winds forcing us to cancel tree climbing and local group stalls which were due to be in the wildflower meadow – a possible sign of climate change, which urgently needs acting on? Almost 300 visitors, including 90 children, squeezed into the Environment Centre grounds and […]

09 Oct

Time-limited bicycle inner tube recycling

For two weeks only – from now until 19th October – you can bring bicycle inner tubes to St Nicks Environment Centre which will then be sent off to be recycled by Cycle of Good. Alternatively, you can bring the tubes to our Autumn Fayre on Saturday 13th or to the Zero Waste York Mingle […]

05 Oct

Help grow our building for a greener York

Ever wished your money could go further? Your donation can double soon! After 20 years of success, St Nicks Environment Centre is at capacity. And it’s holding us back in our ambition to connect more people to nature and further improve York’s environment. Between 27 November and 4 December, we’re asking supporters like you to […]

01 Oct

Tree Listening at the AGM

Big thanks go to Alex Metcalf‘ of the Tree Listening Project and our patron Anneliese Emmans Dean for making our annual general meeting a very special event. It was amazing to hear the sound of water rushing up our 160+ year old lime trees and about Alex’s adventures in connecting people with their local trees. […]

19 Sep

Wastebusters and York PechaKucha

Our Wastebusters came 12th in their miniature nature reserve on wheels in the Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge on the Bank Holiday Monday. Flowery driver Stuart was supported by his team bees in beating last year’s time with a very good 37s. However, the competition was a lot tougher this year with just seconds in between […]

31 Aug

Annual Report 2017-18: a year of growth

In preparation for the Annual General Meeting of our members, we are proud to present our Annual Report. You can see our key achievements in the infographic here and read more by downloding the report or coming along to the AGM on 15th September. If you would like to have a printer-friendly version of the report, […]

08 Aug

Pollinarium project

Updated in September We’re excited to be part of York Mediale and Loop.pH‘s innovative Pollinarium project – the very cool looking Plant Pavilion took shape over the first August weekend and was planted up later in the month. We’ve been helping to provide family-friendly events and activities every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 August – […]

11 Jul

(Inner) Poldarks unleashed to re-enact scything of city walls

Updated for 2018, our Meadow Keepers have re-enacted The Press in York archive photo below which shows the city walls being scythed in 1972. The team cut just a small section to demonstrate the heritage skill for the Bloom York festival but it was jolly hard work in the heat and on a big slope! […]

11 Jul

Summer concert raises cheers and £600!

Our 20th anniversary celebration concert on 30th June was a great success. The Unitarian Chapel filled up and the audience was very appreciative of the varied programme. Thea Jacob who came along summed it up well: “It was a wonderful evening and represented St Nicks brilliantly: inspirational, uplifting, purposeful, celebrating the richness and beauty of […]