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Trust gearing up for busy month

The Bermuda National Trust is preparing for a busy February with a series of events scheduled for the next three weeks.

Among those events on the Trust calender are the Children's Nature Walk, Plant and Bake Sale, a volunteer event at Royal Naval Cemetery in Dockyard aimed at waterproofing the gazebo, and a Auction and Jumble Sale.

The Children's Nature Walk will take place this Thursday (February 16) at Spittal Pond.

Sponsored by Arch Capital Holdings Ltd, the walk is expected to attract 400 young students who will be guided around the nature trails by trained escorts. They will have an opportunity to stop at significant spots and learn first-hand from experts in the field about biodiversity, geology and cultural history, said a Trust spokesman.

This Saturday (February 18), the Trust will holds its annual Plant and Bake Sale at its Waterville Headquarters from 8.30am to 12 noon. Plants, seedlings and fresh fruits and vegetables will be available for sale, including a large number of endemic and native plants and trees. Bluebird boxes will also be on sale.

The Trust welcomes donations of plants and baked goods. Call 236-6483 for more information.

One week after the Plant and Bake Sale, the Trust will hold its second monthly volunteer event on Saturday, February 25 from 8.30am to 1pm when ANTS (Another National Trust Service) volunteers go the Royal Naval Cemetery in Dockyard to waterproof the gazebo with sealant.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to attend and should e-mail palmetto@bnt.bm for more information.

The next day, attention turns to the Trust's Auction and Jumble Sale, a major fundraiser for the charity.

The Trust will start receiving donations for the auction and jumble sale on Sunday, February 26 at the Botanical Gardens from 1pm to 4pm and will receive donations on Monday from 8.30am to 6.30pm and on Tuesday, February 28 from 8.30am to 2pm.

The Trust will accept hard wood furniture, linens, books, jewellery, knick knacks, decorations for all occasions, collectibles, linens, sliver, porcelain, antique maps, good Chinese and reproduction boxes and trays, fine art, hurricane shades, marine items and many other treasures.

The jumble sale and auction preview takes place on Thursday, March 2 from 8.30am until 6.30pm and on Friday, March 3 from 8.20am until 2pm in the Commercial Slat House outside the main ring at the Botanical Gardens.

The auction will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 10am until 6pm in the adjacent Jack King Building (where the poultry is displayed during the Ag Show).

For more information, contact Kelly Way at kway@bnt.bm or Bill Zuill at wzuill@bnt.bm or call 236-6483.

The National Trust's annual Children's Nature Walk at Spittal Pond

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Published February 13, 2017 at 11:27 am (Updated February 13, 2017 at 11:27 am)

Trust gearing up for busy month

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