Railway Fields will be open this Saturday afternoon (29 July), 2-5pm, for Nature Discovery Day, with free nature walks and activities. The programme is below - we hope to see you there.
2-3pm Meet the minibeasts
2-2.45pm Bee walk and talk with Quentin Given (more info below)
3-4pm Projecting microscope show. A close-up look at Railway Fields' plants and creatures on the big screen
4pm Plants and habitats walk and talk with TCV's Clif Osborne (more info below)
Plus: Twitter photo competition, family wildlife art and delicious refreshments
Entry and activities are FREE, donations to the Friends welcome!
Activities are on a drop-in, first come first served basis.
A bit more detail about our nature walks:
2pm – Bee walk with Quentin Given. Learn more about bees and identify the different types that visit Railway Fields. You’ll hear about the vital role bees play in the ecosystem, the current decline in bee populations and how you can help. Quentin is a bee enthusiast who has been at the forefront of Friends of the Earth campaigns for bee-friendly policies.
4pm – Plants and habitats walk with TCV’s Clif Osborne. Join Clif for a tour of the different types of habitat at Railway Fields, with a focus on the plants that grow there (some of which are welcome, others not so much!) and how the nature reserve is being managed to encourage biodiversity.