CHILDREN were enjoying lots of nature themed activities and making new feathered friends along the way.
On Saturday September 22, over 200 children and parents went along to the sixth annual Nature Activity Event hosted by the Friends of Mareham Pastures to take part in activities encouraging youngsters to enjoy the outdoors.
One of the popular attractions there on the day was Rosewood Falconry’s birds of prey display, where children were given the opportunity to see different birds of prey up close and many children got to stroke or even hold an owl on their arm.
The children were also enjoying badge making, creating everlasting flowers, clay modelling, making wooden penholders, mask collages and leaf printing, all free of charge.
The Friends of Mareham Pastures were able to host this event by fundraising and with help from teh Sleaford Town Fund and Lincolnshire County Council. Zoë Watson, Secretary of the Friends of Mareham Pastures said: “We believe the future of Mareham Pastures and other such projects relies on developing awareness and encouraging our younger generation to appreciate the importance of such places. This type of event is one way in which we can encourage local children and their parents to enjoy and become more involved with their Local Nature Reserve.”
The Friends of Mareham Pastures are a group of local volunteers who help maintain and manage the former landfill site. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01529 307993.