Get a Wild Life this Summer

Friday 5th August 2011

Black Country Living Landscape Community Involvement Programme is inviting Black Country residents to ‘Go Wild’ this summer. There are a series of four Wildlife Road shows around the borough and a Black Country wide wildlife survey, the activities are completely free and all residents, families and groups are welcome to get involved.

The four main events begin this weekend on the 7th of August at Northycote Farm in Wolverhampton – come along to take part in wildlife walks, talks and surveys along with woodland craft demonstrations, puppet shows, face painting and stalls from local environmental groups. You will also have a chance to meet ‘Urbie’ the badger, mascot for Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trusts. The wildlife road show tour of the area continues on the 10th August at Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve in Moxley, 14th of August at Sandwell Park Farm and the 16th of August at Bumblehole Local Nature Reserve. Events run from 10am till 4pm, with each event having its own variety of activities come and join us for a summer wildlife bonanza!

Julia Morris Black Country Living Landscape Community Involvement Programme Team Leader said: “The wildlife road shows are a chance to discover and find out about your local wildlife, there will be lots of fun and exciting activities – a young nature detectives dream with experts on hand to answer questions along with bug hunts, pond dipping, wild flower walks amongst other activities to encourage everyone to appreciate the amazing wildlife we have right here in the Black Country”.

Along with the free wildlife road shows everyone can get involved with the Black Country Wildlife Survey. From Monday the 8th August, the survey forms will be available on the Black Country Living Landscape website www.bcll.org.uk just follow the link for the road show survey page. If you don’t have access to the internet survey packs are available from the Moorcroft Environment Centre just call 0121 505 4429. Take part this summer – for people, for wildlife, for the Black Country.

Late news: Urbie the Urban Badger to feature in the Walsall Advertiser!!

A chance to discover and find out about your local wildlife - Julia Morris

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