Experience haymaking festivities resonant of a bygone age and play a part in meadow conservation at Vitlyckeängen. July 8 10.30 -15.00.
A typical meadow can have 40-50 species of flowers and grass on every square metre. Today only remnants remain of the meadows that at one time were such a vitally important source of winter fodder for the animals.
Meadows are no longer needed to provide fodder for the animals. The main reason for maintaining the few that still survive is to assure the continued existence of the many aromatic plants and grasses and the vast assortment of butterflies and other insects that flourish in these age-old settings. We will meet at Vitlycke Museum, suitably equipped with scythes and rakes, and our aim is to make haymaking into an occasion that is both informative and enjoyable. We will talk about the many popular beliefs surrounding meadow flowers. We will work together to cut the hay and prepare it for drying. We will show how a scythe should be used to produce the best results. Feel free to bring your own refreshments. We will provide music as you work to ease the strain and to bring an added touch of enjoyment to the whole experience.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Vitlycke Museum and the Tanum Rock Carvings World Heritage Centre.