24th August 2017
What a great day!
At Moss Wood’s first Wild Fun Day, we had a fantastic time with everyone who came along – with so much to do, see, and learn. We started at 2pm with Rufus Bellamy – son of botanist and TV personality David Bellamy – officially opening the day with a few words, praising Moss Wood for creating a ‘living nature reserve’ for guests to visit.
We then had a flood of excited guests coming in to see what we had on offer! The answer was a range of great stalls all based on the wildlife found around Moss Wood. With information provided by local groups, like the Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and Visit Lancashire – there was even a lot of the background available to the work we are doing on site today in helping nature along.
Along with arts and crafts – you could make a bee based on the colouring of native British species (or make up your own species!) – you could also make something practical that will help us help the local wildlife on site. We had a lot of ‘bug hotels’ built which we have seen hanging in different places around the park – we can’t wait to see what you’ll discover when you check back in a couple of weeks’ time! Visitors also built us a dozen new bird boxes – which we have numbered, so if you helped build one we’ll be able to show you where your bird box is and see what birds have moved into it!
Our new nature trail was also on display, with our huge 120 square foot interactive display board showing what animals, insects and plants we have already had spotted. We even had new additions on the day with people following the nature trail while everything else was going on!
We also had our warden, Chris, leading pond dipping expeditions along to our new nature reserve and pond. This was great fun – but also really interesting!
Just have a look at all the photos from the great day below!