Unfortunately, Moor Sustainable’s planned launch of the ‘brass’ rubbing Bug Trail telling the story of Great Ayton’s High Street through the eyes of pollinators has been postponed due to coronavirus restrictions. However, preparations are continuing so that when the lockdown is lifted we can go ahead. The rubbing plaques have been designed by Dan Van der Toorn whose parents live in the village; posts are ready for installation by Thompsons Timberworks; and the accompanying leaflet, booklet, webpage on Visit Great Ayton, and app are being designed by Studio Botez. Members of the Great Ayton History Society have been helping with research and provided the photo showing an aerial view of High Green and the orchard that used to be behind Orchard House. Any idea when it was taken?
Moor Sustainable are gathering a collection of photos, on Instagram, of different pollinating insects spotted in Great Ayton to help illustrate the trail. If you manage to photograph pollinating insects including bees, beetles and butterflies on blossom it would be great if you could share and use the tags. #GreatAytonBugTrail #BrightenUpGreatAyton