Posts by Steph Blunt
A Spooktacular Success at Stotfold Mill – how the Mill came up trumps as a great venue for some Halloween shenanigans!
Although traditionally being celebrated on the evening before All Hallows’ Day (also known as Hallowmas apparently!) it’s never too early for a bit of Halloween fun and games so our spirits were definitely high as we made our way to Stotfold Mill on Saturday for the very first “Spooktacular”, myself, the son and the youngest…Read More
A Meadow full of MG’s at Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve
There are a number of reasons its great fun writing a blog for Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve but gaining a few “brownie” points at home was not one that I had expected at all. Strange to say, though, that’s exactly what happened! News reached me that the MG Owners Club would be visiting on…Read More
Stotfold Mill – Working Steam Weekend Spectacular !
Having spent the week weather watching in anticipation of a wet and wild weekend, what actually transpired was not so bad at all and in fact another spectacular Working Steam Weekend was the only thing that blew into town in the end! The Weekend provided us with a rare opportunity to see a unique collection…Read More
Stotfold Nature Reserve – Management of the Wildflower Meadow
Some of the greatest delights in the Mill’s nature reserve this Spring and Summer have been the sights and sounds in Meadow 2 – our wildflower meadow. The wildflowers themselves put on a dazzling display of colour earlier in the year and this duly paid dividends attracting a huge range of busy buzzing pollinators, butterflies,…Read More
Demelza Palmer – Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve – The Adventures Continue
My adventures at Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve have continued since the last post I wrote and in the weeks since then my placement has been packed with activities and events. I’ve had so much fun helping out at the children’s activities, and have participated in several pond dipping sessions. It’s amazing the creatures you…Read More
Bank Holidays are made for this……..Stotfold Nature Reserve is just Glorious
Well phew what a scorcher this Bank Holiday has turned out to be! Far too hot to do much at all really but certainly far too hot to travel far and wide. And then it hit me, how lucky are we to have a beautiful oasis of calm right on our doorstep so took the…Read More
Meet Demelza Palmer, a second year British Wildlife Conservation student at the Royal Agricultural University who is currently with us at Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve on work experience as part of her university course. Here’s a snapshot of what Damelza has been up to
When I first heard that as a part of my university course I would have to complete a period of work experience my mind immediately filled with ideas of a month spent improving my identification skills, and being “at one with nature”. After just one week working at Stotfold Mill and Nature Reserve I have…Read More
Green Flag flying once again at Stotfold Mill Meadows
Stotfold Mill Meadows Nature Reserve was recently announced as one of six open spaces in Bedfordshire recognised as some of the best community-run green spaces in the country in the UK’s National Green Flag Awards 2019. Stotfold Nature Reserve has been the proud recipient of a Green Flag Award every year since 2012. This is…Read More
On Your Marks, Get Set, Bake!
Could you be the next Bake Off winner? Maybe not but there’s still every reason to pop down to Stotfold Mill to help you try, and here’s why Had to pop into the Mill recently and was with great delight that I stumbled across Jenny from The Mill’s Kingfisher Shop (or “Jenny from the Shop”…Read More
Don’t forget the Summer Art Exhibition taking place this Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June at Stotfold Mill. Here’s a sneak preview of just some of the fantastic works on display and a little about some of the artists. Just enough to whet the appetite so make sure to come along this weekend and take a good look for yourself.
John David Leather John lives in St. Neots, Cambs and Bury St Edmonds Suffolk. Painting mainly in oils he specialises in still-life subjects that visually jump out of the frame. His work has been sold in the UK, Australia, USA, Norway and Ireland. David Wells David is an international award-winning artist who paints mainly…Read More