Crafty youngsters sculpted bugs from willow this morning (Friday) at one of a series of summer events to celebrate and educate local people about Stonebridge Meadow.
Led by artist James Aldridge, the Creative Ecology session encouraged children to examine the local environment – including participating in a spot of pond-dipping – before crafting their own creations from willow.
Adults and children who want to find out more about the 15-acre site can join a wildlife walk led by writer Peter Marren – author of Bugs Britannica, Nature Conservation and Twitcher in the Swamp – tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm.
A moth hunt – rescheduled from Wednesday due to bad weather, will now take place on Saturday, September 6 from 9pm. So far, over 200 species of moths have been humanely trapped and identified at the site.
And an exhibition of photographs taken by local photographers of and around Stonebridge Meadow will be held at St Peter’s Church from September 15 to 20.Entry is free.