Approx 150 children and 90 adults attended enjoying a variety of green activities from planting meadow plug plants at Funges Meadow and water marginal plants in the Wye Dene pond to Forest Crafts and Art at Wye Dene, to camp fire cooking, tree climbing, pond dipping and bug hunting at Funges Meadow LNR.
“Every minute was magical… to be sat there with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I’d climbed through a hole in heaven’s fence”.
We have, since our spin out in 2013, been putting in a great deal of effort time and funding to improving this urban oasis into a nature reserve our town can be proud of. Created by Frances Alexander during her time as town mayor in 1998/99, it’s small at just 2 acres but it packs a mighty wildlife punch especially when you consider it is only a mile from the town centre.
A few words and a short film about ducks and what to feed them…
Ubiquitous and endearing, ducks bring noise and colour – especially males in their rich breeding plumage – to our ponds, lakes and rivers and we are lucky that their preferred habitats provide us with the chance to see a great many species.
Nearly 70 people – including many school children, Thames Valley Police, The Rotary Club, Wycombe’s Mayor and Chiltern Rangers – took part in a massive bulb planting session yesterday in High Wycombe town centre.