Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has organised a four week festival of events which it is hoped will bring readers into contact with the charity more than ever before.
WildFest 2015, the first of its kind in Staffordshire, is a month long festival which starts on Saturday 23 May and ends on Sunday 21 June. All the events will take place at the Trust’s Wolseley Centre headquarters in Wolseley Bridge on the A51 (15 minutes from Stone)
The festival has been organised to encourage people of all ages to discover the delights of the natural world and learn more about the Trust and its work.
The festival includes a Wildlife Fair on Sunday 31 May, which will give visitors the chance to meet wildlife experts, see demonstrations from local wildlife artists, buy outdoor and wildlife goods and get hands on with nature activities or crafts.
• A Real Ale and Ceilidh Night takes place on Friday 5 June, featuring a range of real ales and cider.
• A Cheese and Wine Night is also part of the festival on Friday 12 June.
Other events taking place at the festival include:
• Saturday 23 May – Sunday 31 May: Chicks and Pups Trail to give children the chance to find the baby animals hiding around the nature trails to win a prize.
• Saturday 30 May: Dawn Chorus Walk which gives visitors the chance to tune into early morning bird song.
• Friday 12 June: Wolseley Guided Walk which will give those attending the chance to walk around the Wolseley Centre with Wolseley Warden – Vicki Liu.
• Friday 12 June: Summer Strawberries and Cream on the Lawn which includes a leisurely guided walk around the grounds of the Wolseley Centre and tea and cake served in the marquee.
• Sunday 21 June: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Member’s Day, an annual event where the Trust invites its 16,000 members and no-members to the Wolseley Centre to hear about how their membership has helped local wildlife in the past 12 months.
More information on WildFest2015 can be found by visiting www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/WildFest2015.
A number of the events taking place during WildFest can be booked online. Keep up to date with the festival on the Trust’s Facebook and Twitter, pages using #WildFest2015.