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Join the 100 challenge to see more wildlife
3:10pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
TO help celebrate 100 years of the Wildlife Trust’s movement, staff and volunteers from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust are challenging families to join in with their Wildwatchers 100 event in Evesham.
The charity will be running activities in Abbey Park between 10am and 3pm tomorrow, when children will be invited to take part in the 100 challenge as well as discover more about wildlife.
Debs Richardson-Bull, education officer for the trust, said: “Not only will children get the chance to discover more about the fascinating world of plants, minibeasts, birds and other wildlife but they’ll also be able to explore the environment for themselves.
“It’s an opportunity to realise that you don’t have to go to a nature reserve to see wildlife. It really is all around us.”
The Wildwatchers 100 Challenge involves finding 100 different species of wildlife in a semi-urban environment which involves minibeast hunts, tree trails and bird-watching sessions alongside games and wildlife makes for people to have a go at.
The event also marks the culmination of WWT Wildwatchers school holiday activities which have attracted families of all ages and ensured everyone had a great time discovering more about wildlife.
“This is the first time we’ve taken our activities out and about and we’re really keen for lots of families to come and see what wildlife is around in their local area,” Debs said. “There will also be staff on hand to offer advice about garden wildlife and to chat about the work of the trust.”
Anyone who wants to join the fun can just turn up at Abbey Park between 10am and 3pm. All the activities are free but donations will be welcomed.