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July Family Wildlife Activities in the Flower Garden

Despite being threatened with a very wet forecast for our 24th July Family Wildlife Activity event at The Wildlife Centre (in the Flower Garden), we managed to hold another very popular afternoon featuring butterflies.  There were various types of butterfly images to colour in, create or turn into masks, with some beautiful artwork much admired by one and all after some painstaking careful work was achieved by our young visitors.  Enthusiasm was abound!  Our deer antlers on display were, as usual, much admired with both adults and children all being taken aback by the weight and texture of each item.  As one young visitor exclaimed: “Fancy going to sleep wearing these!” 

Seed sowing was once again very popular, using the Park’s own peat free compost – despite it being a little late in the season to sow nasturtium seeds … but she was adamant on her choice of seeds.  And an hour after leaving our gazebos, one family were spotted still on the search with the Bingo Nature Trail, trying to find all the animal or plant species listed to be found!  Sadly, the sun did not actually shine on us throughout the afternoon, so no butterflies visited our home made flower with a recycled milk top lid stuck in the middle, filled with a sugar-watered cotton wool ball.   Hopefully this will be christened at our next event during the August Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 28th August 1pm – 4pm.