‘Wild About Derrington 2015’ 

Wildlife Activity Day on the Millennium Green!

Our second ‘Wild About Derrington’ event seems to have been another great success, despite competing with some popular sporting events!

The event ran from 2-5pm and there were lots of fantastic activities on offer and experiences to be enjoyed, encouraging people to get close to nature and learn about our wonderful wildlife!

Hundreds of visitors, from near and far, came to have a go at making mini-log bird feeders and recycled bottle bird feeders to feed wild birds – and then created Bird I.D. dials to identify them! The wild bird theme continued, with Tawny Owl Boxes being made and the Derrington Guides led a stall making Bird Feeder Bracelets!

Pond dipping, bug hunts, information on bees, an Easter Egg Hunt and a Nature Trail were popular too. A guided walk around the Village Trail, potting up pansies and willow weaving were all busy activities – and of course the superb WI tea and cake stall was frenetic throughout the afternoon; people were able to enjoy a cup of tea and view the wonderful Millennium Green. The cowslips were coming out and offered a super display!

Many, many thanks to everyone who made the event possible,
helping in the run up to the event and with all the hard work on the day!

Lots of people have said how much they enjoyed the day.
Here’s just one of the emails I’ve received!

Please pass on our thanks to the Committee for a lovely day yesterday. The weather threatened but didn’t spoil it for us and for the large number of other people we spoke to.

 We had great fun and I think we partook of everything on offer. We also managed to learn the difference between frog-spawn and toad-spawn thanks to a couple of children

pond-dipping :-).

It was obvious everybody had worked hard and as a result we had a really good day – roll on next year!”

Emma and Nathan Hine’s Nature Trail

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All Saint’s School at Ranton organised the Easter Egg Trail and The SelfieTrail! 

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Derrington Guides ran the Bracelet Bird Feeder Stall! 

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust helped us learn about life in the pond and the secret world of mini-beasts!

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Nigel and Kate from Grounds for Conservation worked with visitors to make willow fish and giant willow flowers!

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We made Bird Identification Dials too!

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And Mini-Log Bird Feeders!

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And Kim led the Guided Walk around the Village Trail

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Everyone seemed to enjoy the event!