Wild About Derrington - April 7th 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended Wild About Derrington, it was a great success. As you will see from the photos, hundreds of people attended and it was free!
It was good to see so many people volunteering their time to very worthwhile projects as seen in the stalls around the Green. A big thank you to all the volunteers and especially Karen Davies and Roy Wood who were instrumental in making it happen.
Please take some time to view the photos below.
Bird Box Making - Thank you to the Perkins Apprentices
The refreshments tent did a roaring trade - thanks Jean and Sue! (The Photo was before it became busy!)
All about Bats - thank you to Jane Rock
All about Bumble Bees
The Mammal Group
Planting Violas and Primroses
The Rambling Association
Music, thank you for creating a great atmosphere
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and willow weaving
Meet the Owls
Nature trail and making a log feeder for the birds
Face Painting is always popular
See what was caught in traps (humane) before the event!
Even the local wildlife tried to attend! (on the way to the pond). Looks like there will be plenty of toad spawn again!
Careful handling is always required with bats (you need a license) especially one as small as the Pipistrel
Same goes with Bumble bees!
Some times in life you've just got to make you're own fun and what better way than splashing in a puddle, until one of your wellies gets sucked off and you fall on your bum!
At least you can then go and warm yourself in the shed next to the wood burning stove, while Mum gets a bit of peace and a well deserved cup of coffee! Great to see so many children having fun!