Some of the events being held in the coming weeks include the Trust's flagship 24-hour 'BioBlitz' on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July, a Small Mammal Breakfast on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, and a Bat Night and BBQ on the evening of Saturday 3 August. To find out about all these events and more, please check the events listing on www.woodmeadowtrust.org.uk.
Rosalind Forbes Adam, chair of the Woodmeadow Trust, said: 'We have had great comments from pupils who have come to our Woodmeadow this year. One 11 year old said he was “Speechless! It was the best day ever.”
'Our Education Officer Amber Botham is bringing in so many children and offering them a wealth of opportunities, including pond dipping, insect hunts, wildflower identification, firemaking – and even survival tactics on a desert island! It is joyful to see a young person's sense of wonder opening up. If the young can discover an appreciation of nature early on they will get much more from it in their future lives.
'The equipment we are asking for will enable us to create the best programme possible.'
The JustGiving page for the fundraiser can be viewed at tinyurl.com/woodmeadowfundraiser.
The Woodmeadow Trust is a charity taking action for nature and people, by creating woodmeadows and inspiring others to plant and protect these beautiful habitats.
Woodmeadows are hardly known in the UK, but until the last century were common in parts of Europe, especially Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. They are mixtures of woodland and meadow that are exceptionally rich in life, and can contain over 60 species per square metre.