Place was an artist led exploration of observations and responses to Dove Stone’s ephemeral landscape .
A series of installations delivered in collaboration with the RSPB for a one day arts event combining visual art, music and dance.
‘Water, Water’ –
Drinking, power, recreation.
reflecting and singing.
‘One Tree Amongst Many’ –
Quercus Robur & Quercus Cerris.
English Oak & Turkey Oak (also known as Mossy cup Oak or Wainscot Oak)
Can live for for two hundred to six hundred years.
Turkey Oak is non-native tree introduced in the 18th Century.
English Oak provides a habitat supporting more life than any other British tree; over two hundred species of insects and over three hundred varieties of lichen.
‘Tipping Point’ detail –
It takes twelve honeybees all their working lives to make just one teaspoon of honey.
A worker bee lives for one to four months and when foraging can fly up to four miles from their nest. They can forage over an area of 32,166 Acres.
Dove Stone covers approximately 100 Acres.
‘The Humble Bumble Bee’ –
Approximately one third of the food we consume comes from plants pollinated by bees.
Dove Stone supports at least five species of bumble bees in it’s wildflower meadows.
Arch from view point
Percy & arch
Arch from car park
Binn Green Arch – Commissioned by the RSPB to enhance the new pathway to the viewpoint over Dovestone at Binn Green. The arch is carved from Turkey Oak from Cheethams Park in Stalybridge. Part of Cheethams Park.