It’s time to get out and enjoy the wild side of the city this half term…
With the joys of spring all around us it’s one of the best times of year to get outdoors and enjoy our local wildlife. The Wildlife Festival programme is now out – there are many free activities throughout the May half term from May 23-30 and opportunities to discover the wild Peterborough that exists around the city.
The festival programme includes bird walks, moth and bat evenings, meeting mammals, pond dipping, children’s craft activities, tree climbing and evening talks, just to name a few. Visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to see the full range of opportunities on offer. Many events you can just turn up to and enjoy on the day – be a wildlife detective and follow the trail at Ferry Meadows, join a bug hunt, help form the Dragonfinder mapestry or pick up tips to garden for wildlife.
One event not to miss is the Wildlife Festival Grand Finale on Saturday May 30 from 11am – 4pm at Ferry Meadows Country Park – this is a whole day of wildlife fun !
Clare Freeman, Nene Park Trust’s Head of Landscape said – “We are delighted to bring together organisations who all work locally caring for wildlife – they will have a great selection of activities on offer – so whether you are a keen naturalist, beginner birdwatcher or someone who just enjoys being outdoors do come along to discover the wondersof our local wildlife.”
Find out more on Twitter #pbwildlifefest
The Festival is organised by Nene Park Trust, Froglife, the Wildlife Trust and Buglife, with financial support from the Big Lottery Awards for All.
Photos: Chris Porsz