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 

Face Painting

Music, thank you for creating a great atmosphere 

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and willow weaving

The Raffle

Meet the Owls

Nature trail and making a log feeder for the birds

Pond Dipping

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!

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