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Celebrate Worcester's wildlife with spring activities

Aaron Wise 6th Apr, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust is hosting a duo of nature-inspired Spring activities.

The Trust will bring the taste of nature into the city on Thursday (April 7) at The Hive and Friday (April 8) at Worcester Woods Country Park, offering a range of activities and information for both children and adults.

The event at The Hive is being run by the Trust’s ‘Wild Worcester’ project – funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – to celebrate the city’s wildlife and will involve creative and artistic activities including ‘bee hotel’ making and great crested newt crafting, as well as a treasure hunt around the library.

Worcester Woods Country Park will host a variety of free activities from woodland trails to crafts as part of a ‘Wild about Worcester Woods’ scheme, where youngsters can explore a spring trail with prizes up for grabs and discover insects and other critters with microscopes.

Jane Sedgeley-Strachan, Wild Worcester project officer said “Our events will bring the community together and will hopefully help to raise awareness of local wildlife and the challenges it faces.

“By hosting the events, we hope to encourage everyone to celebrate Worcester’s special wildlife and to think more carefully about how we can all do something to help.”

Hannah Thomas, engagement officer for the Trust said: “Spring is the ideal time for families to get a breath of fresh air and see nature come to life with flowers beginning to blossom, birds chirping in the trees and butterflies fluttering across the fields.

“With Worcester Woods Country Park being close to the city, it’s the ideal location to host an event and offers stunning scenery.”

The activities at The Hive will run from 10am to 4pm in the children’s section of the library and the Wild about Worcester Woods event will take place from 11am to 3pm around the park.

Visit www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/whats-on for more information.

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