2020 Monthly Busy Bees
Busy bees are a great way for volunteers to contribute to general
park maintenance and new projects. As well as being a very
rewarding contribution they are fun and sociable, and include a
delicious morning tea.
We meet on the third Saturday of each month from 8.30am to noon.
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Report on May 2020 Busy Bee
Magic Oak Woods Busy Bee 23rd May 2020
A perfect pre-storm Saturday morning enabled us to get a glimpse through the looking glass as a large team of community and
committee volunteers prepared the way for children to experience the Magic Oak Woods exploration trail.
Wy led the Way with new stepping stones alongside a (near future) wishing well - with signage designed by Balingup artist Ros Benson to stimulate a child's imagination to various locations in and around and amongst the oaks.
Fortuitously and right on cue, two Green Men, symbolising the spirit
of the forest and renewal, appeared to a give a green-thumbs up on
the imaginative Magic Oak Woods exploration trail.
It was only the Subaru in the background that was anachronistic....
Tom Cudahy (Community Volunteer) and GVTP Secretary Laurie Capill
channelling the spirit of the forest at the start of the Magic Oak Woods trail
A blaze of Autumn colour and a crisp Autumn morning greeted the volunteers
as they cleared the ground of historic brickwork fragments from the old homestead
alongside the Strawberry Tree - lest little feet
trip and stub toes
On a splendid new all-timber bench and seat, donated by Tinderbox Balingup,
and groaning under a splendid morning tea of smoked
salmon, egg and mayo sandwiches, at least five varieties of
home-baked cake-goodness and yumminess and an organic
watermelon from committee member Yulia Novikova's garden -
Andrew Thamo (World Collection Curator, Park Co-Founder and
Committee Member) pitches the Magic Oak Woods project to an enchanted and enchanting group of volunteers.